“It’s fair to say there is a crisis,” said Vision Artist and musician Scott Darlow addressing a class of Young Mob students in Sydney recently.
Indigenous Australians are 50 percent less likely to finish Year 12 than non-Indigenous Australians, while 23 times more likely to end up in detention.
A Yorta Yorta man himself, Scott was able to speak from experience about some of the challenges faced by Kooris, including racism, shame and prejudice. Scott believes we can overcome these challenges by “teaching kids that they are worth something – that they count.”
By becoming a Vision Artist, Scott is hoping to spread the message that all Australians can do something to help disadvantaged communities in their own backyard.
He is proud to add his voice to the World Vision-supported Young Mob program, which – thanks to World Vision Linking Hands supporters – works with Aboriginal youth to connect them to culture, as well as foster life and leadership skills.
Scott says, “The great thing about Young Mob is seeing kids being schooled in the proud things about being Aboriginal. It develops self-esteem for yourself, and respect for others.”
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