Collaborative Design Project gives students the opportunity to work with real world clients to simulate a real world working relationship, and immerse students into different communities and cultures around Victoria.
The South Wimmera LLEN Group runs a MATES Mentoring program for the Wimmera Southern Mallee region of Victoria. They create mentoring partnerships between disadvantaged and disengaged youth, and members of the local community. This provides opportunities for youth within school, recreational activities and work to feel empowered and supported by an adult role model as they move into adulthood. In addition, it allows for key knowledge and life skills to be passed onto future generations.
We were tasked with exploring a new avenue of bringing in mentors to the MATES Mentoring program. The LLEN group wanted a new approach, specifically targeting men between 30-50, as this was a demographic which they were in need of due to a lack of volunteers.