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NIAA grant to help local language project

Posted on: 10 March 2022, 8:45pm

Papulu Apparr-kari Aboriginal Corporation –“The Language Centre” – has been successful in securing a grant from the NIAA - Aboriginal Benefit Account to work on three of the Languages of the Barkly Region.

Those languages are Jingili, Mudburra and Warumungu.
CEO Karan Hayward said this project has been a vision of ours for many years, and to now being given this grant we are able to start working to ensure it happens is a great achievement for all.
“We will be working in partnership with Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation and all relevant knowledge holders of the languages to develop the digital mobile resources,” she said.
The three-year project will enable training to be carried out with staff to ensure that we are able to develop the digital resources to empower community members to obtain improved literacy and numeracy skills using the mobile applications.
Community members will attain the Certificate III in CALIL and/or the Certificate IV in EL&L and will obtain a nationally accredited qualifications which can support further education and career pathways in language work, early childhood and school education and community engagement.
The benefits of this project will be the raising awareness of languages, development of digital resources, cultural and language knowledge will be curated, tourism opportunities and employment at different times during the project of up to 35 workers on language.
One of the major achievements will be the positive educational and economic outcomes for the Tennant Creek and Elliott communities of the Barkly Region.
If you are interested in working on this project contact, The Language Centre and join this great project.

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