To celebrate National Youth Homelessness Matters Day, Grow Well Live Well (GWLW) sponsored the N.G.O.L. team in the 2021 Couch Surfing Race on 21 April at Civic Park in Darwin.
GWLW sponsored the winning team of five young people from Palmerston in partnership with Grassroots Action Palmerston and Larrakia Nation’s Palmerston Culture and Family Centre.
N.G.O.L.’s determination, solidarity and strategic planning helped them win the final race.
The annual competition is hosted by Anglicare NT and the City of Darwin to celebrate the resilience of young people affected by homelessness.
Twenty teams decorated couches and designed team T-shirts to enter the race.
N.G.O.L. explained that their team name stood for ‘New Generation Outspoken Leaders’ and that they painted “we care” on their couch because they care about the kids that are couch surfing in Darwin.
It was a proud day for Palmerston with the Palmerston Child and Family Centre’s entrant, ‘Young Mums Strong Mums’ also winning the best dressed couch.