This morning Twitter has led me to this effort by a group of Yolgnu schoolgirls – cooking and singing their way to funding a sports oval at Laynhapuy School in remote East Arnhem Land, south of Nhulunbuy, on the Gove Peninsula.
These enterprising young ladies are selling frozen healthy meal packs from the freezer at Yilpara (Baniyala) homeland community’s shop for $6.00 each. They have already taken $400 and are promoting their product on social media as well as posting their own online music videos such as…’Deadly Beef Stew’!
School Principal Leonard Freeman told Darwin radio about the program:
“The idea came about from thinking about what the relevant curriculum for remote homelands kids could be..
How it could help them with work opportunities for when they finish school.
We came up with idea of having small enterprises.
The kids really love playing sport. There’s a big area that is overgrown they’d like to turn into an oval.
They plan to buy some chairs so families can come and watch the game. They’ll get a scoreboard and some goals.”