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MADALAH students to come together for WA theatre showcase

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A student-led plan to showcase their work will be hosted by West Australian non-profit MADALAH next Friday.

The first showcase will feature some of MADALAH's more than 400 supported secondary and tertiary students in a theatre-style show, including performances by students with speeches, traditional dance, and musical numbers.

The decision to host the showcase came after MADALAH decided to make its biannual ball a bi-annual event.

MADALAH student and family support manager Casey Drummond said the non-profit's core business was providing scholarships to support Indigenous students.

Picture: Madalah students at camp. Photo credit: Madalah

"What we do best, and the reason we're successful, is because we have a really strong wraparound support program, which we've developed over a number of years to be student led and what the students and families actually need," she said.

"Our student support team consists of five Indigenous staff members whose roles are

Picture: Madalah Students. Photo credit: Madalah

flexible to the needs of our students and families to ensure student success every step of the way."

The predominately Federally-funded organisation provides opportunities for Indigenous students from regional and remote communities to access high-quality education not always available in their community.

MADALAH also partners with a number of corporate organisations and hosts fundraising events to provide the same opportunities to Perth-based students and to close the gap in Indigenous education.

MADALAH applicants are given the opportunity to choose from 23 partner schools and are afforded support programs throughout their school journey including mentoring, leadership programs and youth camps.

The Student Showcase will take place at Crown on Friday, October 14.

This story is supported by MADALAH

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