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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 3 School curriculum should be bilingual. Anindilyakwa is the first language of youth and evidence supports that English should be taught alongside the native language to yield optimal results. A bilingual literacy and numeracy program must be made available in early childhood, schools, training and employment entry support structures. Evidence presented to the ALC indicates that various teachers in Groote Eylandt schools state their early years students are experiencing chronic Otitis Media. They are reporting that as many as 75% of the students are experiencing hearing loss with 25% of the class experiencing hearing loss to such an extent that they should receive an amplification device. Collaboration between schools, NT Health and the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) is urgently recommended to address this issue. The physical environment of Angurugu School is a remnant of the 60s and 70s days of alcohol and petrol sniffing violence. A large program of rebuilding and refurbishment needs to be established. There is a view growing in the community that a residential college be established away from Angurugu for year 5 and 6 students to break a generational lack of support to attend school. This Plan outlines key pathways in career options for youth in the Groote archipelago through both essential service delivery jobs and through a large range of cultural enterprise activities. HEALTH This Strategic Plan has analysed the future demand for services for the aged, Machado Joseph Disease (MJD) patients and sufferers from other chronic disease. Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Islands senior population is expected to nearly triple in the next 15 years. There is expected to be a marked increase in the number of people requiring aged and/or disability care services as well as an increase in the number of carers needing to access respite services. Coupled with this is the evidence that there are 24 confirmed cases of MJD (at May 2012) with a further 106 at risk with a 50% chance of being confirmed. The next generation incidence is likely to reflect 5.4% of the population or about 114 people. Current generation survival is an average of 15 years post diagnosis with wheelchair confinement from around five years and the disease progressively worsening until high level care for the last five years. Next generation onset will be at an earlier age and a more severe onset. Life expectancy will be shorter at around 10 years and wheelchair confinement within a few years with high-level care requirements by five years.