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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027



ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027


Anindilyakwa Land Council


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Anindilyakwa Land Council (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Groote Eylandt -- Periodicals

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ALC 15 year Strategic Plan Executive Summary 9 SCHOOLING The Centres will be located adjacent to the schools in each community and will offer programs and activities specifically for school-aged children to engage with Anindilyakwa heritage and culture as part of the school curriculum and in after school activities. The Centres will provide a first language education program delivered by linguists based at the Centres and in partnership with schools as an embedded part of the curriculum. Every child will have the opportunity to develop a strong foundation in Anindilyakwa. Students will also be engaged in learning about Anindilyakwa history, kinship system and other pertinent areas to a childs development and understanding of their heritage and identity as part their clan and community. This program will form a part of every childs development and would be used as a tool to re-engage youth who have not been attending school into a learning environment. Elders will be engaged in delivering this program. A multi-media program will also be developed that engages youth in interacting with a range of media including filming and editing, radio programming and music with the aim of creating different mediums of sharing and promoting Anindilyakwa culture. The program will provide young people with technical skills in this field. The program will seek opportunities for young people to promote what they have developed to the wider world, building their skills to operate in both worlds and to potentially develop a viable local industry in this field. The multimedia program will also enable youth to explore their individual interests and talents. This interactive and attractive program will be a natural drawcard for young people and will be linked to a school attendance incentive program. The above programs will align to the strategy that every child is engaged in learning and training every day. TRAINING History has shown that most Anindilyakwa people grow up and choose to live their lives on the Groote archipelago due to their strong connection to family and land. It is also evident that many young people go through schooling without adequate opportunity to explore career pathways or to gain a genuine appreciation for the relevance of an education and how it will benefit them in the realisation of their future economic participation in society. The Centres will provide training in a range of areas related to cultural activities. The Centres will seek to build the capacity of local people to take responsibility of running the facilities. EMPLOYMENT In July 2013, the Australian Government will introduce the Remote Job Community Program (RJCP) across remote communities. This replaces four existing programs currently delivering employment and participation services, including Job Services Australia, Disability Employment Services, Youth Services, CDEP and the Indigenous Employment Program (IEP). One service provider will be contracted to work directly with communities and, importantly, develop a Community Action Plans (CAP). For the Groote archipelago, the ALC Strategic Plan will inform the CAP.