Miss NAIDOC Perth is a leadership and empowerment program for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Perth, which culminates in the Miss NAIDOC Perth show, usually held in Reconciliation Week in Perth
Kearah Ronan – Winner Miss NAIDOC Perth 2017
Kearah Ronan is a 24 year-old Yamatji (Nhanada / Wadjari) woman born in Geraldton, currently residing in Perth. Kearah is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Development) at Curtin University, whilst also working for Catholic Education WA as an Aboriginal Cadet.
Kearah juggles her busy lifestyle, while maintaining her role as sole parent to her two-year-old daughter.
“Being a mother reinforces the love for my biggest passion which is children. My dream is to improve educational outcomes for future generations of our children. I strongly believe that if we can capture our kids at their most vulnerable ages and nurture them with a holistic approach devoid of the standardised educational procedures, we can create change,” said Kearah.
“Every child has the same potential and the right to learn, but our kids are the most disadvantaged, this needs to be acknowledged and addressed,” said Kearah.
“I’m very honoured to have been a part of Miss NAIDOC 2017. To be crowned Miss NAIDOC is a triumph within itself. Now that I’ve been put on this platform I can be heard and issues in the community can be spoken about and addressed,” said Kearah.