#WATWB Plans for a new school

#WATWB Plans for a New School — Out of Pain comes Hope

On the last Friday of each month We Are the World Blogfest invites bloggers to join together in promoting positive news. This month, I’m delighted to be able to join in and share these plans for an innovative future school that will help Indigenous Australians to have the same level of wellbeing and life opportunities as non-Indigenous Australians.

The Garma Festival, organised by the Yothu Yindi Foundation, is usually held at the end of July. This year, for the first time in its 22-year history, like so many other things, the event was cancelled due to the pandemic.

However, the Garma Festival is not the only project of the Yothu Yindi Foundation. While they have not be so focussed on the Garma Festival, they have been able to give more consideration to the establishment of a secondary school on the site on which the Garma Festival is held.

The intention is for the school to be bilingual, teaching children in English as well as their first language. Achievement of the goal won’t be easy and faces many challenges but, I’m sure, you will join with me in wishing them success.

Read more about the plans here.

The #WATWB cohosts this month are Eric Lahti, Peter Nena Shilpa Garg, Roshan Radhakrishnan, and Sylvia Stein.

Please pop over to their blogs to read their stories, comment and share.

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26 thoughts on “#WATWB Plans for a New School — Out of Pain comes Hope

  1. Patricia Tilton

    I loved your sharing your story about the new school for the Indigenous Australian children. Love the idea of teaching them their native tongue and English. So important to keep the culture alive through the children. Looked at some of the posts you mentioned and was especially moved by the young man working at McDonalds act of kindness. And I like the what #WATWB is doing. Liked their FB page. Great post!

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    1. Norah Post author

      I’m so pleased you read and enjoyed, and liked the Fb page, Patricia. What a great story about that young man at McDonalds. Too often it’s the unpleasant youth (or those of any age group) who tend to get the attention. There should be more attention given to those who are spreading light by being kind and compassionate.

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  2. calmkate

    Yea! About time …

    the local language is taught here privately but I hanker for the day that it will be taught officially in schools for all students. Meanwhile I keep going to the back of the list to enrol, First Nation people always go to the top as it should be.

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    1. Norah Post author

      That’s wonderful that the local language can be learned in private classes – better than not at all. Wouldn’t it be great if the local language was taught in all schools and all children learned the pre-colonisation history of the area as well as about the native flora and fauna. Oh, it excites the imagination!

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