Mekayla Cochrane is a proud Gomeroi woman, born and raised in Moree. With many of Mekayla’s family going through the system, she has experienced firsthand the impact it can have on families. She is passionate about breaking the cycle and the “normality” young people experience in their homes, with education as a main focus key. Through these experiences Mekayla is able to easily compare and identify where the system has failed the Aboriginal people in the community.
Mekayla’s role at Just Reinvest NSW focuses on engaging with community to work together in making their own decisions on what their people need to be able to succeed and grow.
“I can’t wait to see how the community rise up and take back control of their lives, create a safe and stable homes, educate themselves and lead a promising future”