Nanga Mai Marri

Nanga Mai Marri

Nanga Mai Marri means ‘Dream Big’ in Gadigal language.

The program focus is on Years 10, 11 and 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students.

The program is underpinned by a greater understanding of Indigenous culture as a way of building self-esteem. Once this cultural base has been established, sessions include employability skills training such as career exploration, resume building, goal setting, interview technique, grooming and etiquette. This leads to either employment or continuing education outcomes through a range of corporate networks or education institutions with which Souths Cares has built strong relationships.

The program brings together students, parents, corporate partners, education institutions, community groups and Rabbitohs NRL players in a collaborative partnership to support students achieve their education and employment goals after leaving High School.

The Indigenous Leadership Program has a capacity of 50 participants, with Souths Care frequently expanding components of the Program to other needy members of the community.

Supported by the Australian Government through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy.


In 2014 all Nanga Mai Marri Graduates completed their HSC.

Since 2010 over 90% of Nanga Mai Marri Graduates have completed full time training/education courses and/or entered full time employment.