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Youth Grants: Lenny’s AFL Inclusion Carnival

Our 2018 Youth Grant recipients are starting to undertake their projects! We were thrilled to receive our first report recently from Lenny, whose Youth Grant enabled him to fly from far east Arnhem Land to Darwin and then onto Tasmania for the AFL National Inclusion Carnival. The AFL Inclusion Carnival supports men aged 16 and […]

Youth Grants: Jayesh’s Antipodeans Trip to India

Jayesh received a 2017 Youth Grant to join the 2018 Antipodeans trip to India, a three week trip including one week doing community work. He returned home with lots of new skills – including how to make momos!  Youth Grant applicants for 2018 have now been notified. We look forward to sharing Youth Grant recipients’ […]

Youth Grants: Maddison’s Audiology Work Experience

Maddison applied for a DCA Youth Grant to do a week of work experience at the Cochlear Implant Clinic and Cochlear Care Centre in East Melbourne, observing speech pathology and audiology sessions as well as pre- and post- cochlear implant surgery patients! She shared with us her experiences each day, and intends to pursue a […]

Youth Grants: Alex’s Swimming Success

Alex Kirchner recently received a DCA Youth Grant to attend the 2017 Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey, representing Australia in swimming. He received brilliant results, placing fourth in the 50 and 100m backstroke and 6th in the 200m backstroke – an incredible result against many older competitors! He says:  “At only 12 years old I was […]

Youth Grants: Dannielle’s Story

Dannielle is a university student undertaking a degree at the University of Melbourne. She was successful in applying for a Youth Grant to help her stay at International House during the course of her school year, which helped her conquer her fear of accents and discover her passion for sociology. Youth Grants applications for 2017 will […]

Youth Grants: VCD Magnetic Island Camp

Each year, DCA awards Youth Grants to deaf and hard of hearing young people aiming to pursue a goal or achievement for themselves or for the community. The senior students from Victorian College for the Deaf headed up North to Magnetic Island, off the coast of Townsville, to test their independence and learn new skills. […]

Youth Grants: Joshua’s Story

Each year, DCA Youth Grants are awarded to young deaf and hard of hearing people to achieve a specific project or goal. On 22nd July, DCA held the 2016 Youth Grants Presentation Night, where we presented grant recipients with their awards and heard about their experiences as young deaf and hard of hearing people and […]

Youth Grants: Sarah’s Equestrian Dreams

Sarah, one of our 2016 Youth Grant recipients, is a talented equestrian and aims to compete in the 2019 Special Olympics, as well as inspiring other young deaf people with additional needs to chase their dreams. We wish Sarah all the best in achieving her goals and look forward to bringing you more Youth Grant […]

A Youth Grant Can Take You on an Adventure of a Lifetime like Sarah’s Borneo World Challenge!

If you are deaf or hard of hearing and 15 – 23 years old, you can apply now for a grant of up to $2,500 to help you achieve a personal goal or project. Deaf Children Australia wants to help you dream big! Applications for 2016 Youth Grants are now closed. All applicants will be […]

VCD Students’ Life Changing Journey to Indigenous Community

A group of five Year 10 Victorian College for the Deaf students applied to DCA for our Youth Grants to help them visit a Bunuba indigenous community in Yiramalay, the Kimberleys in Western Australia. The amazing three week experience, run in conjunction with Wesley College, had a profound impact on all the VCD students and […]

Max’s UK Football Tour

  Sixteen year old Maxwell Muscat applied to Deaf Children Australia’s Youth Grants to help fund his dream of attending the twelve day West Ham United Oceania Academy UK Tour in December 2014. We were happy to be able to contribute. Max wrote, “My dream since I was a little boy has been to play […]

Sara’s World Challenge

Sara Weir applied for a Deaf Children Australia youth grant for her World Challenge experience to Cambodia and Vietnam. DCA funded an interpreter for the five week school trip, allowing Sara to participate like any other student. Below she shares her write-up and what she learned along the way. “World Challenge provides educational school trips […]

Youth Grants: Natasha’s Laos and Thailand Trip

Natasha Ockenden received a Youth Grant in 2013 to participate in a World Challenge expedition to Laos and Thailand last December. Her story is inspiring. In Natasha’s application, she wrote: “I have always had the urge to prove that deaf people can do anything hearing people can. We are just as capable of achievements and […]

Youth Grants: Izaac’s Riding School for the Disabled

Izaac applied for a Youth Grant from Deaf Children Australia to help him realise his dream of opening a school for children with disabilities to learn riding and horsemanship. Izaac is inspiring in his determination to help other children who have similar experiences to his own. Izaac Brindley was born with a multitude of disabilities. […]

Youth Grants: Chelsea’s Dance Grand Prix

We were so pleased to hear many inspiring presentations from our Youth Grant recipients at Deaf Children Australia’s Youth Grants Award Night on 22 July. Below, one of our Youth Grant recipients, Chelsea shares her story about her trip to Montenegro to dance at the Montenegro Dance Festival. We look forward to sharing more of […]

Youth Grants: Aimee’s Teaching Goals

Aimee Williams is one of Deaf Children Australia’s 2014 Youth Grant recipients and Youth Ambassadors. The grant Aimee received will go towards helping her complete two TAFE courses and then progress to university so she can achieve her goal of working with deaf and hard of hearing children. Below she shares her story. As a […]

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