Dreams for a workshop enterprise, which encompasses both traditional artefact making and modern building techniques, is one shared across different groups in Minyerri: from men who wish to preserve and pass on their traditional skills; Elders who understand the incredible importance of harvesting raw materials on Country; and from women who recognise that meaningful, productive engagement is essential to the wellbeing of their sons.
In 2016, a number of young adults began prototyping a furniture-making business, creating striking furniture items from disused materials. This project aims to expand upon the skills, knowledge and confidence gained throughout the pilot stage, with the long-term vision of establishing a sustainable workshop venture.
To enable these young entrepreneurs to work towards achieving their vision, ELP is supporting them to attract funds for:
The anticipated outcomes from this project are rich and many:
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