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Our amazing team of first nations and culturally diverse staff and volunteers are committed to inspiring, equipping and empowering young people. We take our convictions and turn them into action.
Merrissa is our Chief Of Good (CEO).
Merrissa has many years experience working with young people.
She is passionate about her community and she endeavours to involve herself in different ways to broaden her awareness and maintaining her connections.
"DIYDG is a family. Being the eldest of the family means being responsible, offering guidance and being objective. The young people in our family have so much to offer and inspire me everyday."
Semara is a proud Gudjula, Eastern-Kuku Yalanji and Darnley Island woman. Born and raised in Cairns, she is the co-founder and chairperson of DIYDG. With a passion for youth leadership, she empowers young people to create change for themselves, their families and their communities.
"I've got a passion for leadership. Knowing who we are as individuals helps us to know who we are as leaders. Everyone has leadership potential but sometimes they just need a good push to get out there."
Stacee Ketchell is a proud Waikaid and Meuram woman from Zenadth Kes, co-founder and current Deputy Chairperson of DIYDG. Stacee developed her leadership and advocacy for social change throughout FNQ remote communities. Stacee’s extensive knowledge of cultural practices & her recent completion of a Bachelor of Business Administration, has diversified and strengthen DIYDG’s governance and strategic direction. As a co-founder, Stacee understands first hand the power of organisations like DIYDG, that empower young people to challenge the stereotypes and change the narrative that currently exis
I love working with DIDYG as it has provided me a place where I can grow both personally and professionally whilst also being a space were my values are respected. When working at DIYDG I feel like I am part of a Family that aims on changing peoples lives, because at the end of the day that's what we do.
Deadly Inspiring Youth Doing Good A&TSI CORP
3 Jensen Street, Manoora, Cairns, QLD, 4870
As we forge our way to a stronger future, we embody the millennia of footsteps that came before us. We feel the presence of our ancestors and their guidance, as we navigate our continued responsibility to the lands and seas in which we connect to. Their spirit will carry on in the generations to come as we inspire, equip and empower our people and our community.
ABN: 31 213 096 805 I ICN: 8494
As we forge our way to a stronger future, we embody the millennia of footsteps that came before us. We feel the presence of our ancestors and their guidance, as we navigate our continued responsibility to the lands, seas and skies in which we connect to. Their spirit will carry on in the generations to come as we inspire, equip and empower our people and our community.