Pirlangimpi

  • Yellow Shirts

    By Kaye Hall | May 07, 2020

    Remote Schools Attendance Scheme (RSAS) staff are known as ‘Yellow Shirts’. Yellow Shirts work with parents, families, schools and other organisations to ensure that all Tiwi children go to school regularly. Yellow Shirts are local Tiwi parents and family members of school-aged

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  • Yellow Shirts Day

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Yellow Shirts Day is a whole community event. Community members can show their support by wearing yellow and demonstrating the importance of school attendance. RSAS team members are known as 'Yellow Shirts' and they work in each community to help families and

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  • Every child, every day & every school

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    The law says that all children in Australia must go to school every day, Monday to Friday. This is because going to school every day and getting a good  education leads to a better future for the child and the whole community.

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  • CDP Employer Engagement

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    2019 was an exciting year for the Community Development Program on the Tiwi Islands. Over 100 of our job seekers gained employment and everyone had the opportunity to gain relevant skills and experience so that, as jobs become available, they could confidently

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  • School-based Traineeships

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Since 2015, we have been working with Tiwi College and the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) to help Tiwi College students undertake school-based traineeships. The program allows the young men and women to develop work skills to help them in their

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  • 20th Anniversary Celebration

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    TITEB’s 20th Anniversary was held at Wurrumiyanga Community, Bathurst Island on 10th October 2019. We hosted VIPs from TITEB past and present including Norm Buchan, Liz Crosby, Bill Knights and Board Members, as well as Lawrence Costa, Marion Scrymgour and CEOs from

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  • Tiwi Men Making a Difference

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Men at all sites have been busy cleaning and mowing yards, doing community cleanups, assisting community prepare for ceremonies and using their new skills gained from the large variety of training provided. Milikapiti has rebuilt its Hydroponics after a fire caused significant

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  • Success for Tiwi Women

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    The Women's Centre at Wurrumiyanga has been transformed and now has a well-equipped kitchen. The women have been learning to prepare healthy and delicious food on a budget whilst gaining skills and confidence to prepare for employment. Other highlights have included tie

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  • End of Year Hampers

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Tiwi families did well last year with ensuring that their children achieved 100% school attendance. Every student with 85% to 100% attendance went into the draw to win the Yellow Shirts hamper. The hampers were big hit with all the schools and

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  • Women’s work

    By Kaye Hall | February 02, 2018

    Angelina Moreen is a long-time TITEB staff member. She loves hanging out with the ladies doing screen printing, making pillow cases, cushions and clothes, and going out hunting and fishing. As a Tiwi-owned organisation, TITEB recognises the importance of women’s work and

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  • Great way to start the day

    By Kaye Hall | February 02, 2018

    According to Chris Brogan, CDP Engagement Officer, ‘work for the dole’ participants are happy and laughing early in the morning, enjoying a coffee together and planning their day. “Sometimes when we go to the social club later that evening they’re still talking

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  • Women's work

    By Kaye Hall | February 01, 2018

    Fiona Puruntatameri is an accomplished artist who draws from her Tiwi art and culture to produce magnificent screen printed fabric and garments. She also works at the Pirlangimpi Women’s Centre where she teaches the ladies how to do lino cuts and printing.

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  • Kali, lets go to work!

    By Kaye Hall | February 01, 2018

    CDP Supervisor, Noel Galarla says, “Kali (come) let’s go to work!” Job seekers are expected to do up to 25 hours per week of work, and no one wants to miss out on their Centrelink payments. So come to work every day.

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  • CDP works for the community

    By Kaye Hall | February 01, 2018

    TITEB CDP Supervisor, Patrick Puruntatameri supervises around 90 men doing wonderful work for the community of Pirlangimpi. The CDP Program has two parts – helping people find work, and finding ways for participants to contribute to their communities while learning work skills.

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  • Learn skills that lead to employment

    By Kaye Hall | February 01, 2018

    TITEB wants to see Tiwi people working and participating in community life, helping to build a better future for themselves and their families. Patrick Puruntatameri, CDP Supervisors at Pirlangimpi believes that participating in CDP activities is an important step towards getting a

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  • Sistagirls get to work

    By Kaye Hall | February 01, 2018

    Mark Babui is one of three sistagirls working at the Pirlangimpi Women’s Centre, designing and making clothes for the community and visitors. Initially the sistagirls focused on making clothes for the 2017 Sydney Mardi Gras. It was the first time they were

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  • Come Back to School

    By Kaye Hall | October 19, 2017

    Our Yellow Shirts will do whatever they can to help kids get to school. A big incentive is our End of Term $500 Hamper Draw with one lucky winner per school, per term. Kids who come to school every day for a

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  • Women’s Centre at Pirlangimpi

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    The TITEB Women’s Coordinator in Pirlangimpi, Deborah Rasmussen, is making sure women are being trained up in what they want to do, skills that are beneficial to them and the community. “It’s not at the point yet where it’s self-sufficient, but that’s

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  • Working at Manupi Arts

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    Manupi Arts and TITEB work closely together. Many local artists work at Manupi, and CDP participants have also been helping with preparations for building works about to commence. A team of capable guys have moved an amazing amount of artwork and supplies

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  • Pularumpi School

    By admin | August 17, 2017

    Pirlangimpi has a population of about 300 people and the local school, Pularumpi School, has children enrolled in school from pre-school to Year 8. Through all programs offered at the school, there is a strong recognition of the inclusion of Tiwi culture and the

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  • Why go to school?

    By admin | August 17, 2017

    The law says that all children in Australia must go to school every day, Monday to Friday. This is because going to school every day and getting a good education leads to a better future for the child and the whole community.

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