Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WETT


Warlpiri Education and Training Trust (WETT) Youth and Media Project

The WETT project begun in 2007 and was developed in response to The Kurra Aboriginal Corporation request that Mt Theo Program provide youth services with a focus on media training and employment across the Warlpiri region.

The Project aim is to support Warlpiri youth to develop their sense of self, family and culture through diversionary programs with a special focus on media.

The model initially focuses on diversionary activities for young people, including sport, recreation and new media. Project-based media workshops focus on process, developing interesting youth and media opportunities for young people as a diversion from anti-social behaviour. Over time media activities move toward the development of employment options and media products for use in the communities involved and the wider community.

The Mt Theo Program is excited about the outcomes to date. Youth workers in Willowra, Yuendumu, Nyirrpi and Lajamanu receive ongoing training with PAW Media and several film and music projects are ongoing. This enables our workers on the ground to provide strong follow-up to PAW Media workshops.

PAW Media have developed a website www.wettmedia.org.au. The site contains flash based videos of productions from Nyirrpi and Lajamanu, and will be updated as productions are completed. The website banner was developed by Jason Woods, a Jaru Pirrjirdi graduate employed with PAW Media.

Mt Theo Program is excited about the outcomes to date. Youth workers in Willowra, Yuendumu, Nyirrpi and Lajamanu receive ongoing training with PAW Media and several film and music projects are ongoing. This enables our workers on the ground to provide strong follow-up to PAW Media workshops.

This year, PAW conducted four media workshops in Yuendumu Nyirrpi, and Lajamanu on video production and video editing. A total of 60 training days attracted 28 formal trainees and 30 participants. Sixteen films were completed and another 11 are still in production.

In order to showcase the outcomes of the video training program, PAW Media developed a website at www.wettmedia.org.au. The site contains flash based videos of productions from Nyirrpi and Lajamanu, and will be updated as productions are completed. The website banner was developed by Jason Woods, a Jaru Pirrjirdi graduate employed with PAW Media.