Walgett’s class of 2018 celebrates​

New South Wales​ Walgett Community College’s class of 2018 had plenty to celebrate during a three-day adventure to the NSW coastal town of Gerroa, south of Sydney. They learned how to surf and swam in the ocean, some for the first time. Mostly, they celebrated a job well done at school.​ The trip to Gerroa, nine hours … Continue reading Walgett’s class of 2018 celebrates​

Life after nappies – young parents think ahead

Most older parents discover that life changes and often gets a little easier once their children grow up. But surviving those early years can be tough and the Swansea Community Cottage reckons a lot of young parents need a hand. That’s just what they offered last year with support from the John Wallis Foundation. The … Continue reading Life after nappies – young parents think ahead

Showing off local lands and culture

Wujal Wujal, Northern Queensland Somethinghappened during a Wujal Wujal cultural adventure camp for young leaders last year. They were asked to show some non-Indigenous mates from Brisbane where they lived and share their culture.  Joh Anthonis, a counselorwith the Wujal Wujal Justice Group, watched the locals change. “They were explaining about bush food and important … Continue reading Showing off local lands and culture

Language barrier brings people together

Mitcham, Victoria Language differences can be a great divide, but at Mitcham Baptist Church it has drawn the ‘local’ and the Mandarin speaking Chinese faith communities together.Weekly conversation English classes began at the Church last year with support from the John Wallis Foundation. A year down the track numbers have grown from four to 30 … Continue reading Language barrier brings people together

Weaving a new beginning

Kalumburu community in north-west Western Australia Women from the remote Kalumburu community in north-west Western Australia went looking in their vast backyard (Kwini Country) and found the makings of a wonderful adventure. They found an abundance of pandanus leaf for weaving baskets and myriad plants for dyeing the dried leaves into vibrant colours. The women, … Continue reading Weaving a new beginning