It was a joyful moment at the start of February when MITS students walked down Rowena Parade for the first time in over 10 months. Our MITS team, together with the wider community, were so pleased to welcome our new students, and our returning alumni, back to Richmond.
Our new students – 22 young people from across the Top End and Regional Victoria – join an ever-growing MITS Family here in Melbourne. Today, 82 young Indigenous people are studying in Melbourne at MITS or one of our Partner Schools, and 47 of these young people are living with MITS. This connected community allows our students to feel strong, supported and a great sense of belonging as they pursue education away from home.
Two weeks ago, we were thrilled to announce that we will soon start work on a new Alumni Boarding House on Church Street, not far from our existing sites. This new house will allow us to expand our alumni boarding program to our boys, offering another 40 positions, and is made possible through an Australian Government capital grant. You can learn more by clicking here.
We are excited for the year ahead at MITS and to share the progress of our students and alumni with our community through this MITS Family Newsletter.