December 15, 2016

Sharing Knowledge for Stronger Communities

The Stronger Communities for Children (SCfC) facilitating partners, local community board members, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet representatives and other program members met in Katherine over 1–2 November to share stories of their SCfC journeys, challenges and successes.

In a tremendously productive two days, sessions provided an opportunity for networking and learning, opening up discussion around the key steps of the SCfC program and key topics it covers, reinforcing basics of the SCfC model, and improving understanding about the upcoming SCfC evaluation.

Gunbalanya SCfC group Karrimud Rowk shared: “Once we got the program rolling, instead of going out there, people started coming to us with their plans. For our future, for our kids, we are all listening and learning from each other. It’s good that we are going forward. Kids are our future from now on, so we gotta look forward and not look back. Karrimud Rowk means one family. All different clan groups and tribes been in Gunbalanya long time, but they’re all connected and are all family.”

We look forward to the next event in 2017.