Monday, March 17, 2014

Students Reaching out with a Helping Hand

On the Pennefather River. Mapoon People
Photo by M Barrett Miller
Let Kids Be Kids is supporting "Teachabout", a youth-led organization, Melbourne University, Australia, that runs a school holiday program for University students to extend and enrich learning to Aboriginal children in remote communities.

The program is currently running twice a year in Minyerri, a remote community 270km/160miles southeast of Katherine in the Northern Territory.

"Teachabout" ran its first program in 2011 with the eager Year 5s and 6s (middle School) at Minyerri School.

Terry Graham, Co-founder, Let Kids Be Kids, has spent most of his life reaching out to those in need in Australia and throughout the Pacific. M Barrett Miller, Co-founder, Let Kids Be Kids, has accompanied Mr. Graham into the outback on a number of occasions to assist his work with various "Aboriginal" tribes.

The name, "Teachabout", closely aligns with the word "tijimbat", a Kriol word from the Roper River region, which means 'teach your kids about everything'.

To see how you can help look at our page on Universal Giving.

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