Oodnadatta is a small town in South Australia, 1011km north of Adelaide and 710kms south of Alice Springs, 170 people call it home. It is regarded as the southern gateway to the Witjira National Park, Dalhousie Springs and the Simpson Desert, and is situated on the famous ‘Oodnadatta Track’.
Women in the community have long held aspirations to develop enterprises that can tap into the local tourist market, but they haven’t known where to start. ELP was engaged to design and facilitate a two-day enterprise exposure tour to Alice Springs for a small group of women from Oodnadatta to enable them to build their understanding of enterprise possibilities and inform their thinking about how to move forward with their enterprise ideas. The tour encompassed visits to a variety of established social enterprises and incorporated a range of workshops covering foundational business concepts in an engaging format.
“We need opportunities to do hands on activities so people can see what is possible And include as many people as possible. Let them feel that excitement. Get everyone on board and make a start with the best ideas. A step by step process to take ideas forward.” Marilyn Ah Chee , Dunjiba Chairperson.