Bianca Kapeen

Bianca is a proud Bundjalung and Yaegl woman who was born and raised in Maclean on the North Coast of NSW. She comes from a large family and is one of eight – having three sisters and four brothers.

Bianca worked casually as a teenager and after her HSC went on to become a cleaner but she had always wanted a career in Community Services or Child Protection so she could help children and families.

Bianca struggled to find work, and being so young, a lot of employers wanted someone with experience. With the help of Real Futures, she has now secured a job as a Receptionist for a Community Organisation that deals with Child Protection and has the opportunity to learn on the job and build up to her dream goals.

When asked to tell us about her journey and being an Aspirant of Real Futures, she says: “Real Futures is nothing less than amazing, always consistent and wanting to help. I receive messages, emails and calls asking if I needed help constantly.

“They have a great system on how they help indigenous people become employed and they continue to give support. All staff are so helpful and genuinely want to help improve the rate of indigenous employment.”

Bianca’s dream job is to be able to work with foster kids and help families and children in need. She says it just feels right to be able to help. Her parents are foster carers and just seeing how many children they have helped has inspired her to do the same.