Celebrating NT women in education: Maureen Wanganeen

Meet Maureen Wanganeen, who works in the Transition Support Unit at the Department of Education in Darwin.

A proud Larrakia woman, Maureen knows that education determines every students’ future.

“My siblings and I attended primary school at Ludmilla Primary School when it first opened in 1967,” she said.

“My parents didn’t have the opportunity to go right through schooling so it was drilled into us from early on that we had to go to school and get an education.

“These days, there are a lot of opportunities for kids. You can do what you want to do now so my advice - take a chance and have a go.”

Maureen said that her role model is her sister Barbara, who works as an Aboriginal Education Worker at Darwin High School.

“Barb is my inspiration - I see all the running around and chasing up she does for kids to make their lives better,” she said.

Mauren said she loves working within the Transition Support Unit to support Indigenous students in their big move to urban areas for their schooling.

Celebrating NT women in education: Maureen Wanganeen
Celebrating NT women in education: Maureen Wanganeen

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