A small story from Aputula

The other night we decided to have a campfire cooking night.  We invited some young people through our Youth Service and some people that have engaged with our Walytjapiti team (supporting families with children at risk). The night was so beautiful, we took lots of pictures.

It was really special because two kungkas (young women) attended that have both been staying home a lot and not interacting with others for a while. They were laughing and joking with the other kungkas and helped to prepare and cook dinner, which was a really tasty and healthy chicken stew and rice.

At the end of the night when I dropped some girls home, one of the kungkas came back to the car just to say “I had fun tonight”. This was one of the girls who has barely left home for the last month.

All these small moments are important. We know all these moments add up…

NPY Women’s Council’s Walytjapiti program is a voluntary service supporting families with children aged up to 18 years.  Integrating Anangu world views and child-rearing practices, we build on the family strengths to keep children safe, happy and protected within their communities and culture.

Read more about our Child & Family Wellbeing Service