Malcolm Jetta

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Malcolm Jetta

Patricia Jetta said she could write a book about Malcolm but she'd keep it simple and tells us; Ballardong Noongar man Malcolm was born and raised in Pingelly and now resides with his family in Narrogin. A wonderful husband and great father to their three children, she describes Malcolm as an old soul, a rock for his and their extended family.

For several years, in his role as Health Promotion/Social Emotional Wellbeing Officer for the Southern Wheatbelt Primary Health Service, Malcolm did a lot of work for Noongar men in Narrogin before studying Community Development at Curtain University in Perth. With a degree in Indigenous Health Promotion and as Managing Director for Moorditj Youth Foundation Aboriginal Corporation (a foundation he established in 2013) Malcolm is currently working on the Aboriginal Early Childhood Program funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. This program allows him to assist Noongar families in the region to access childcare services. He has also received funding from Noongar Charitable Trust to financially help Noongar families afford childcare.

Along with the WA Police Force, Modern Defence Tactics Australia and Nurtured Youth Enterprises, Malcolm has just completed a ten week project called "Yidarra 10" a Community Safety and Crime Prevention Program with local Noongar male youth. This project was successfully run by all involved and many friendships were formed.

With interests in learning guitar and singing, Malcolm enjoys concerts and listening to music and likes to cook, especially Bush Tucker food of which he has an extensive knowledge, understanding where and when to harvest foods and how to use plants for medicine.

Malcolm is passionate about helping young children, youth and the Noongar community. His goal is to establish a youth community hub to address the needs of our younger generation to give them hope for a better future which, he hopes and prays, is not too far off.


Unsung Heroes

Revealing the remarkable in seemly ordinary people

Portrait painted by Graham Smith 2020.

Text compiled by Jan Smith from notes provided with the nomination in 2020.

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