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.
Baya Gawiy Garden to Plate Project
The children and educators at Baya Gawiy all play a part in the garden to plate project where they help to grow the plants and care and nurture them until they are ready to pick and eat.
The quality of the education and care being delivered to our Fitzroy Valley families is very impressive. We all feel so good when we come into the centre and see such healthy and engaged children all actively participating in learning, while also having a lot of fun.
Great Work Baya Gawiy Team
Connecting to CountryConnecting to Country does wonders for our wellbeing, sense of connection and enjoyment of life. The team have been taking young people on country , listening to what they need and finding ways to support them. Sometimes the best things in life are so simple, we have to make them happen more often, to build our strength and resilience.
We are once again reminded of the healing power of Country.