Or­gan­i­sa­tion aims to build re­silience

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

A logo cre­ated for Act-Be­long-Com­mit by 10-year-old Jas­minda Stevens to strengthen ties with the Roe­bourne com­mu­nity has been un­veiled.

Abo­rig­i­nal pro­ject man­ager Les­ley Mur­ray said the fo­cus of the pro­gram would now be to help ex­ist­ing groups or­gan­ise ac­tiv­i­ties and events which brought the com­mu­nity to­geth- er. “We hope to build re­silience and pro­vide peo­ple with a greater sense of con­trol over their lives,” she said.

“Jas­minda’s draw­ing, which de­picts the Roe­bourne com­mu­ni­ties stand­ing to­gether proud and strong, re­flects the un­der­ly­ing strengths and ca­pac­i­ties of Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties in Roe­bourne which we hope to har­ness and strengthen.”

Act-Be­long-Com­mit State pro- gram man­ager Am­ber­lee Laws said com­mu­ni­ties who stood to­gether could deal with prob­lems bet­ter and im­prove qual­ity of life.

“We hope that the lessons learned here in Roe­bourne can help Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties in the West Pil­bara and around Aus­tralia de­velop pos­i­tive so­cial and emo­tional well­be­ing cam­paigns that build on their com­mu­ni­ties’ strengths,” she said.

Pic­ture: Act-Be­long-Com­mit

Am­ber Stevens, Jas­minda Stevens, 10, and Vy­ron Yates with Jas­minda’s new Act-Be­long-Com­mit logo.

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