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vol 7 issue 1 Apr 2013
17 University and NGO Joint Community Development Support Pascale Dettwiller On Friday 25th January, Associate Professor Pascale Dettwiller, Flinders NT Katherine Remote Clinical School, joined the Mayor of Katherine Fay Miller to present The Smith Family with a donation of money collected at the 2012 Community Wellbeing Mini Conference. The Smith Family was represented by Penny Everitt, Project Manager, and Anne Gray, Administrative Support Officer. Flinders NT Katherine Campus and The Smith Family have begun a new collaboration this year that will enhance the capacity and skills of the current workforce dealing with family and children. The Flinders NT Katherine Remote Clinical School was awarded a grant of $70.000,00 to deliver a professional development program to improve interagency collaboration. Associate Professor Pascale Dettwiller believes that engaging with a local organisation such as the Smith Family, and getting to know better the needs of the communities will facilitate workforce development in the Katherine Region. Flinders NT is also playing an important role in supporting family and children. The provision of better services is paramount to the development of our community. Mayor Fay Miller, sponsor of the Mini Conference, reinforced that . community engagement in Katherine needs to create opportunities for all to improve the quality of life in our town. The 2012 Mini Conference was a great success and will be repeated again in 2013. Flinders NT Artistic Collaboration Pascale Dettwiller Katherine Remote Clinical School and Mimi Arts and Craft have engaged in a local partnership to promote local artists. Flinders purchased 10 small paintings from Mimi as thank you gifts for the guests speakers at the 2012 Mini Conference on Community Wellbeing in Katherine. The artist was John Dewar from Manyallaluk Community, who was the winner of the 2012 NAIDOC art award in Katherine. 100 small paintings of Johns were also purchased and attached to a bristol type card for multipurpose use such as Christmas cards or special occasion cards. The card acknowledges Johns work and the collaboration between Flinders and Mimi Arts and Crafts. This collaboration ticks the box of Flinders Universitys strategic plan of aiming for greater Community Engagement. Above: LrBarbaraAmbjergPedersen ManagerCoordinator MimiArts&Cra sAboriginalCorpora on, John Dewar, Manyallaluk Community ar st and Associate Professor Pascale De willer. Below l-r: Velda Mazoudier Flinders NT; David Laugher, CEO, Katherine Town Council; Fay Miller, Mayor of Katherine ; Pascale Dettwiller Flinders NT; Penny Everitt, Project Manager, The Smith Family; Anne Gray, Administrative Support, the Smith Family Katherine Remote Clinical School News 17
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