There are activities ranging from cultural cook-offs to learning more about healthy eating and creating a hip-hop video to promote healthy skin and prevention of skin sores. There’s also a marine tour at a pearl farm and learning from elders about country. Janella says she’s keen for the children to end the week with enthusiasm for the future. “We want to build their capacity to be leaders so they can speak up for what they want. We need more young voices in the community speaking up for activities programs and activities that matter to them, like sports or more camps.”
Getting the youth involved in sports and games at the inaugural WAAPI Youth Empowerment camp.
Education is also an important part of the camp, with talks from a range of organisations focusing on bullying, cyber safety, driver safety and being work ready for the future.
Save The Children has played an important role in building the capacity of the Community Navigators by providing coaching, mentoring and technical expertise to enable local leadership and develop a strong, coordinated community voice for effective Indigenous-led, family focused social planning.