Perth NAIDOC Week event brings the community together
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People in South Perth were welcomed at a community event run by Tearfund’s partner Moorditj Keila as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations.
Moorditj Keila is an Aboriginal community organisation based in South Perth that works to strengthen and support local Aboriginal families and youth.
The community day was run in conjunction with the local Manning Rippers Football Club and the City of South Perth, and included a smoking ceremony, football games and delicious food like kangaroo stew.
The South Perth Tearfund Action Group was involved too, running children’s activities including boomerang painting, craft and colouring, face painting and singing.
As a thank you to the South Perth Action Group’s members, Moorditj Keila presented them with the beautiful canvas pictured here, featuring artistic contributions from staff and volunteers.
Cheryl Lim, Tearfund’s Church and Community Engagement Lead for WA, said the South Perth Action Group was really encouraged by this opportunity to walk alongside Moorditj Keila, and very touched by the beautiful piece of art that they created.
“It was a really unique opportunity for Tearfund supporters to be present with and learn from a partner organisation without having to travel overseas,” she said. “I’m grateful for Moorditj Keila and our Action Group members who not only made this possible but also incredibly meaningful.”
About Moorditj Keila
Moorditj Keila is an Aboriginal community organisation based in South Perth that works to strengthen and support local Aboriginal families and youth through a range of projects, including a Tearfund-supported program to help young people gain their driver’s licence and all the independence that comes with it. Its other projects include a junior basketball club, and mentoring groups for men and women.Learn a bit more about Moorditj Keila’s work