The KAYIN Project

Unity. Equality. Connection.


KAYIN Compass

Our Purpose

We are a culturally diverse social enterprise that provides innovative, hands on services & programs, allowing individuals of all ages the space to discover self identity & connectedness within the realm of their inner compass.

We achieve this through the implementation and practice of our Kayin Compass Model, which embodies Spiritual, Cultural, Mental and Physical elements in life.

"KAYIN" in Kala Lagaw Ya (Western Torres Strait dialect) stands for:

Rejuvenation, Regeneration & Regrowth.



Integrating Culture one community at a time.


Cultural Incursion

Strait2city is a fun, fresh and interactive program, for children to gain a sense of greater understanding and awareness through diverse cultural language and communication skills.

With our modernised adaptation of singing, dancing and storytelling, we focus on establishing Trust, Harmony, Balance, and Acceptance, within every classroom.

This unique opportunity can be tailored to meet the needs of your school or early learning centre.

Cultural Integration


This program offers a unique space to experience a deeper understanding and respect for Cultural differences, ultimately bringing harmony and balance to any workplace or school environment.

This alternative learning approach aids in the pursuit to achieve educational/organisational outcomes, whilst collectively, build and strengthen relationships within diverse cultural environments.

Through the implementation and adherence of our Kayin Compass Model, this journey allows the opportunity to discover self-connectedness within individuals and/or groups, thus empowering you or your team with confidence, clarity and a sense of belonging within your school, workplace and/or community environment.

Interactive Lifestyle Program

Holistic Health & Well-being

Interactive Lifestyle Program focuses on holistic health & wellbeing through the adherence and implementation of our Kayin Compass Model; which embodies Spiritual, Cultural, Mental & Physical elements in life.

This program provides our youth a unique opportunity to rediscover and reconnect with their self-identity and creates a platform for them to practice a balanced, harmonious lifestyle skills.

With our systemised modules, we strive to achieve measured outcomes to increase self-confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of belonging within their respective community.



Spiritual Partners


Karinda Bani

Lifestyle Educator

Karinda holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and Master of Public Health from the University of Wollongong, NSW.

She has 15 years of experience in the vocational education and public health sectors, where she worked in various roles, all of which have contributed to her gaining an extensive knowledge within the education and teaching realm.

Leading with her core values, she purposefully educates others to adapt healthy eating habits and other invigorating lifestyle practices into their everyday life.

Karinda has worked closely with many schools and professional sporting organisations, and these professional partnerships has seen her guide many individuals on career pathways through fitness, sport and rec, community recreation and other qualifications and work placements.

Community mindedness is integral to Karinda, thus her longstanding involvement in Surf Life Saving and Physical Culture (dance) have not just allowed her to compete over the years, it has also given her the space to coach and teach young boys & girls alike.

In 2016, inspired by her children, Karinda devoted herself to her purpose of integrating cultural values and understanding.

Through self-empowerment, her commitment to her purpose leads the way to a deeper sense of self-confidence, self-love and nurturing.

Mick Bani

Cultural Facilitator

Mick brings an extensive knowledge of Spiritual & Cultural beliefs and practices from his home island, Mabuyag, Torres Strait.

This profound knowledge and constant growth have allowed him to use Cultural Healing as a means to achieve alternative life outcomes both Mentally & Physically. He facilitates this practice through all that He is and the work he is doing now.

In 2006, Mick signed a contract with a professional sporting club (NRL) which saw him succeed for half a decade; an achievement that he is very modest about.

Through his life experiences of being raised in a remote community, then having to spend most of his teenage and adult years away for high school and career, Mick has learnt a great deal of understanding cultural diversity, different communicative methods and other cultural backgrounds.

Mick conducts himself well through Cultural Values such as Humility, Respect & Integrity.

He identifies himself as Yabina Kaapu, an ancient adage that basically describes him as a “rock” for his family and his people.


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Est 2016