Education Program

Stolen Generations Truth Telling Sessions

KBHAC provides a range of education packages for schools and organisations to learn about Kinchela Boys Home, the Stolen Generations and the continuing legacies of these experiences.

These packages allow participants to hear directly from KBH survivors either in person, or via pre-recorded interviews.

The impact of these sessions on participants can be significant and can lead to a greater understanding of what Reconciliation means for Australia in the context of healing through truth telling.

We are currently working on developing curriculum resources for teachers and other professionals and NESA accredited professional development opportunities for teachers.

 

Package 1

  • Pay per view online
  • Pre-recorded 1hr MEC session watch 1 time
  • We will prerecord some different uncle combinations from inside the MEC

Please note: These are in development so please leave your contact details and we will email you when they have been uploaded.

Cost = $250

Package 2

  • Pay per view online
  • Pre-recorded Individual Uncle interviews from the KBHAC archives ideal for students working on projects

Please note: These are in development so please leave your contact details and we will email you when they have been uploaded.

Cost = $50


Package 3

  • 1hr session live via zoom or teams
  • 1 or 2 survivors dependant on availability
  • 13 min animated film
  • 20min survivors’ yarning session
  • 20min Q and A with survivors

Cost = $2,000

Package 4

  • 1hr session with 2 survivors in person at the School/Organisation in Sydney Metro area
  • The whole year/school in one group dependant on venue suitability
  • 13 min animated film
  • 20min survivors’ yarning session
  • 20min Q and A with survivors

Cost = $4,000


Package 5

  • 1hr session with 2 survivors in person at the School/Organisation outside Sydney Metro area
  • The whole year/school in one group dependant on venue suitability
  • 13 min animated film
  • 20min survivors’ yarning session
  • 20min Q and A

Cost -= $4,000 + accommodation/travel costs

Package 6

  • 2 x 1hr session with 2 survivors in person on the Mobile Education Centre MEC (capacity 23) in the Sydney Metro area
  • 13 min animated film
  • 20min survivors’ yarning session
  • 20min Q and A

Cost = $6,500


Package 7

  • 2 x 1hr session with 2 survivors in person on the Mobile Education Centre MEC (capacity 23) outside the Sydney Metro area
  • 13 min animated film
  • 20min survivors’ yarning session
  • 20min Q and A

Cost = $6,500 + accommodation/travel costs

Mobile Education Centre

The Survivors of Kinchela Boys Home are taking their story on the road in the country’s first ever Stolen Generations Mobile Education Centre (MEC) to tell the truth about what happened to them.

KBHAC has transformed a retired commuter bus into a MEC for the purpose of a truth telling and healing experience about Kinchela Boys Home and the Stolen Generations.

The MEC includes an interior exhibition display developed in consultation with the survivors, known as the Uncles. The back half of the bus has been converted into a cinema that shows a short, animated film collaboratively produced with the uncles.

This is a whole of community experiential learning centre and aims to educate children, young people and communities (Aboriginal and non-Indigenous) through three levels of engagement and drawing on a range of resources: oral testimony, archival material, animated film, visual images and timelines as well as interactive materials including an online portal.

In 2019, KBHAC ran a pilot in the Macleay Valley which demonstrated how the MEC provides a unique and safe space for students and community members to talk with the Uncles about their experiences in KBH and provide a broader understanding of the ongoing impacts of the Stolen Generations. The sharing of the Uncles’ lived experiences and stories is impactful beyond words.

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