Making Calming SpacesAcross all areas at Marnin we are creating calming soothing spaces. The Legal Unit is now surrounded by plants and comfy chairs so while someone may be waiting to see our Lawyer they can relax in the chair and take some time to have a cuppa and sink into the cushions.
- Sue Thomas
Studio Artists passing knowledge on and building up their skillsWorkshops , the Marnin studio women are teaching skills to each other. Nita Williams has been teaching women the weaving skills she has perfected. Sophie Thomas has been working hard to develop her skills.
- Sue Thomas
Marurra U team visit Yiyili Community SchoolThe Marurra U team visited Yiyili Aboriginal Community School to strengthen our connection, meet the teachers, Aboriginal educators and children to discuss plans for 2022 and 2023. We always love our visits to communities they remind us of the importance of catering to the different needs in different communities. Being responsive to the schools, communities and families helps make sure we show people what good can look like, As our CEO Emily Carter always says ..
Garden to PlateThe “Garden-To-Plate” project provides the children, Educators, and families at Baya Gawiy Buga Yani Jandu yani u programs access to a kitchen garden program for early childhood.
- Sue Thomas
The Lowitja Institute Announce Support for the Bigiswun Kid Project
The Lowitja Institute announced 20 research projects they are providing funding for and one of them is ours. The Bigiswun Kid Project.
This project will follow-up the participants of the Lililwan Project to understand the wellbeing of adolescents in community. The Bigiswun Kid Project will provide information on longitudinal outcomes for adolescents in remote Aboriginal Australia, identify whether implementation of individual Lililwan Management Plans was achieved, and document difficulties in accessing services. Such information is essential to inform future service planning and provision of specialised support.
“The fact that it is genuinely community-initiated and led is the key to the project’s success. It’s not just research for research sake, it’s giving young people a voice and making sure the research has an immediate benefit for the community.”
– Sue Thomas, Strategic Priority Lead
Creating Welcoming Spaces
We are reimagining and redesigning all the spaces across our organisation.
We took down the old reception area and replaced it with plants and chairs that invite everyone to stop and take a breather in the air-conditioning.
There are some more changes to come, we are slowly making improvements and feeling really positive about the welcoming vibe we have created. We like watching how small changes influence how we respond and encourage people to connect with each other, and stop and enjoy our inside and outside garden spaces.