These concerns resulted in the Kalgoorlie Youth Project (now named Guthoo, meaning we are one) which aims to describe the perceptions, experiences and aspirations of Aboriginal youth. It is the intent of Guthoo to contribute to a better understanding of the key drivers of youth disengagement in Kalgoorlie Boulder. Guthoo will benefit the community by providing knowledge that will contribute to a reduction in antisocial behaviour and align with the Government objectives of Safer Communities. This will flow onto longer term sustainable outcomes by building community-organisational capacity.
A mixed methods research design using community participatory action research methods was used for the Guthoo Project and consisted of 3 stages:
2.1 Pilot study of instrument
2.2 Full scale study
Dissemination with Youth Summit