4th January, 2022

Jilya is proud to announce a new partnership with Mandura and the Pauline E. McLeod Foundation,

Mandura is a First Nations workplace supplies company that donates 20% of all profits to the Pauline E. McLeod Foundation.

Mandura translates as ‘trading place’ in the Jaithmathang Bimble language. Bimble is a Jaithmathang word for Tribal Lands or Country. Mandura, a joint venture with Winc, has been established in partnership with Roderick McLeod, Chairman, and Scott Allen, CEO. Roderick is a Senior Elder of the Jaithmathang Nation and Scott Allen is a descendent from the Awabakal Worimi Nations. Scott is also on the Board of First Australians Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FACCI).

With a ‘First Nations First’ employment strategy, every dollar spent with Mandura works even harder, to create a strong ripple effect in First Nations Bimbles.

 “According to Australian Government statistics, 1 in 5 First Nations Peoples are experiencing a mental health condition or depression. Tragically, the likelihood that First Nations Australians will die by suicide is six times greater than non-Indigenous Australians. It breaks our hearts that First Nations children are the highest risk group. 75% of child suicides between 2007 and 2011 were First Nations children. Our own Pauline, who inspires us every day, was also taken this way,” says Roderick McLeod, Chairman, Mandura.

The partnership between Mandura and Jilya will provide funding for one of our scholarship students as they continue their training in mental health, suicide prevention and intervention programs, ultimately taking their experience back to the most disadvantaged, high-risk communities to facilitate real change.

If you would like to enquire about sponsorship opportunities please email admin@thejilyainstitute.com.au, or to donate visit https://www.thejilyainstitute.com.au/donate/.