Organisation aims to build resilience
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.
Amber Stevens, Jasminda Stevens, 10, and Vyron Yates with Jasminda’s new Act-Belong-Commit logo.