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#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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