Our Story

Bandu is a majority First Nations-led social enterprise and registered charity committed to supporting young First Nations People as they work towards their life and career goals. We connect student  participants with the right people in the right organisations, providing successful study and  work placements aligned to that individual’s aspirations.

Since 2022

Bandu was founded in 2022 by Edward Morgan and Wiradjuri Man Aidan Porter. Both Edward and Aidan are passionate about addressing the existing Gaps in Tertiary Education and Employment, and do so with a really simple solution: Removing unnecessary hurdles in the lives of our Participants so they can focus on thriving in their study and work.
We started supporting 15 students. By the start of 2024 we had over 75 participants engaging with the Bandu program.

What We Do

Our goal is to give every young person who aspires to the life of their choosing, the support they need to do so. Education and employment are the key elements to a positive, fulfilling life. We work in partnership with our Participants, Corporate Supporters, and Donors, to see our young people thrive.

Our Leaders

What We Do

Bandu provides comprehensive wellbeing care, corporate training and administrative support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students graduating secondary school. Working with our tertiary education and corporate sector partners, Bandu connects student participants with the right people at the right places to ensure successful study and employment in these crucial years.

Why We Do It

The Founding Directors of Bandu, Edward Morgan and Wiradjuri Man Aidan Porter, have developed the culturally safe organisation for First Nations students so that they continue to excel in all areas of their life, improving outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for generations to come.

Bandu is a Wiradjuri word for Fly. At Bandu, it is our mission to ensure all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students have the skills, training, confidence and connections to see that they fly into life after secondary school.

Our Partners & Supporters

We are privileged to partner with organisations that share the same goals and objectives as Bandu: to ensure our young First Nations men and women fly into life after high school.

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