The Korin Gamadji Institute

Our vision for reconciliation is to connect our Nation, uniting first and new peoples to thrive together.

The Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI) is a unique educational and training facility that supports and incubates leadership and employment pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The KGI, which was launched in 2011, sits at the heart of the Richmond Football Club.  As well as being home to the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School and Wirrpanda Foundation, the Institute delivers a range of programs that help affirm identity and culture while creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth aged between 14 and 21 years.

Since 2011, more than fifty intensive programs have been delivered, with over 1000 individuals engaged. KGI also play a key role in connecting it’s participants with a range of other development a career opportunities through its partners.

In addition to its extensive programming, the KGI utilizes the power of sport, and the Richmond brand, to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This is achieved through the Dreamtime at the ‘G match, partnering with key Indigenous organisations, celebrating NAIDOC Week and National Reconciliation week, and by working closely with Richmond stakeholders to further educate them on their role in reconciliation.

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