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Janice with her daughters in the shop at Djilpin Arts in Northern Territory, Australia. Photo credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

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Janice is a traditional dancer who lives on Jawoyn country in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia
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Janice is a traditional dancer who lives on Jawoyn country in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia

Like many remote communities in the Northern Territory, Janice’s faces a range of challenges – low employment and education, financial hardship, poorer health and lower life expectancy.

Loss of land, language and culture and intergenerational trauma related to the ongoing effects of colonisation can also contribute to socio-economic problems for young people in remote communities. Many others leave the community in search of work, moving to towns and cities where they may be more vulnerable.

With your help, Caritas Australia supports Djilpin Arts to provide employment and training for young people, as well as a place for elders to pass on traditional knowledge.

“With many elders gone, we must transfer knowledge, to keep a connection to culture and nurture future leaders.”

Janice

Your donation can help:

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Janice with her daughters in the shop at Djilpin Arts in Northern Territory, Australia. Photo credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

Provide employment opportunities to First Australians

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Janice shows her daughter how to prepare pandanus leaves collected from a forest near Djilpin Art in Northern Territory. Artists at Djilpin Arts weave the pandanus leaves, tinted with natural dyes, into dramatic, round fibre artworks for sale in the shop. Photo credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

Support workshops to train young people

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Janice with her daughters outside Djilpin Arts centre. Photo credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia

Preserve Indigenous culture for all future generations

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Local artists create and sell paintings, prints, textiles, traditional wood carvings, fibre art and jewellery at Djilpin Arts. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia

Donate now to help keep Indigenous culture alive

I'd like to make this donation

I would like to give

can provide a toilet for a family in Mozambique
a month could buy water filters to provide families and students in Malawi with access to clean and safe water.

Other amount

will help vulnerable communities to create a better tomorrow

Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible