PAK goes back to grass roots!

Posted on: 24 May 2017, 3:03pm

WHILE the schools took a break from educating our children last week, the Papulu Apparr-Kari (PAK) Yellow Shirts, PaCE teams and Language Section went back to grass roots and held get-togethers in the community living areas.

At the local communities of Mulga, Karguru, Tingkarli, Village and Wuppa the teams hosted barbeques, information sessions and games.

Remote Student and Attendance Strategy (RSAS) team manager Anita Mayers said that the events were well attended and a great time was had by all.

“The teams were able to talk to community members and discuss ways of helping to get their children to school more regularly,” she said.

“Some great information sharing was the outcome of all the events.”

While the teams in Tennant Creek held these great events, PAK CEO Karan Hayward joined forces with Marie Murfet from Anyinginyi Health Piliyintinji-ki - Stronger Families and travelled to Darwin to deliver a joint presentation at the conference “Healthy Kids, Smart Kids”.

The presentation was greatly received and the interest in how we as community organisations work together to ensure our children are able to access better education.

So if you need help let us know and be assured there is always people at our organisations willing to give you assistance.

As the new school term starts the Yellow Shirts (RSAS) and the PaCE teams will be out in the communities ensuring they are there to assist in getting our children to school.

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