Sam Perry – Mentoring indigenous youth

In this talk at TEDxCanberra 2011, Sam reflects on his work with the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience and how he, a privileged white person, completely changed his life to become a part of the work he now does.

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2 Responses

  1. Nathan
    Nathan November 2, 2011 at 9:18 AM | | Reply

    Well done Sam and AIME. Good job here and over the life of AIME. Two takeaways for me:
    1) there is growing opportunity to learn from other cultures and people with the people ‘just down the road’ and the benefits to those that do throw themselves in and engage are significant and worthwhile
    2) There is certainly a lot more homework going from primary to secondary school.

  2. Tim Smith
    Tim Smith November 3, 2011 at 7:21 PM | | Reply

    I agree with Nathan. On top of this, there is alot more scope for employers to embrace indigenous university students as other multi-national companies do in graduate programs. I work for a Korean company and there is a very strong Korean graduate program in place to give young Korean students the chance to work for one of the largest and most succesful Korean companies. There is no reason why succesful Australian companies can’t embrace this concept as well. Its in the best interests of both the employer and the community as well as giving the succesful graduates the chance at working and gaining experience in a corporate enviroment.

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