Martu Leadership Program goes on tour

Leadership feedback session at Kunawarritji.

Leadership feedback session at Kunawarritji.

The Martu Leadership participants understand the importance of giving feedback to their communities about what they have been doing in the Martu Leadership Program. Nearly four thousand kilometers later the group have made their way to four of the most remote Martu communities in the desert.

In Kunawarritji the word had spread about the feedback session and the whole community turned out to hear from the group. Fires were lit and the scene was set for an evening presentation. The group then visited Punmu, Bidyadanga and Warralong communities. The whole Warralong community turned out and the presentation was held in the shed and projected onto the back of the bus. Everyone enjoyed the sessions and asked questions.    

Telling their story in front of other Martu is not only interesting to the audience but also means that the leadership participants are  able to share some of their inspiration. Already there are a number of people keen to get involved.  Daniel Toby from Warralong community said “They are taking their story everywhere. Talking up strong for all the people. These leaders can change things. . .  I want to be a part of this program.”

The biggest challenge for the group is choosing the next seven participants to join the Martu Leadership Program next year. There is a list of over 40 people that have been nominated and all are keen to get involved.  

With the women now joining in, 2017 is looking like it will be another big year for the Martu Leadership Program.

Landy Jeffries talking up at Warralong community.

Landy Jeffries talking up at Warralong community.