Weaving a way into Parental and Community Engagement program
BUTCHULLA elder Aunty Jan Williams shared her skills with a group of 13 women at UnitingCare's recent basket-weaving workshop.
The event was part of UnitingCare Community's Parental and Community Engagement program, which meets regularly to take part in learning different skills.
PACE supports activities that help the parents or carers of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander children take part in decisions regarding the child's education.
The group helps to develop partnerships with schools and teachers, aiming to improve learning outcomes for children and also recognising the importance of different cultures and learning at home.
Lesa Stagg, the team leader of PACE, said the group met every fortnight for different educational and cultural workshops.
Ms Stagg said as well as sharing valuable skills, Aunty Jan also shared her knowledge of other arts and she, along with 13 other women, were able to share in the learning experience.
The group usually meets at UnitingCare Community at 94 Old Maryborough Rd, Pialba, but on this occasion the group decided to go to Dayman Park in Urangan to enjoy the sunshine.
The next workshop will be held at the UnitingCare Community building and it will focus on personal relationships and how individuals develop their sense of personal boundaries and rights.
To find out more about PACE,phone 4191 3100.