Titjimbat is an NFP organisation that, with the guidance, permission, and collaboration of local communities, facilitates unique community programs in remote Northern Territory during the school holidays.
The funds granted through Sport4Everyone will create paid work for community members in Minyerri to run pre-teen and teen boys footy training workshops during the July 2018 and January 2019 programs. The footy workshop initiative encourages community Program Leaders to design and lead activities and will provide both a fun and supportive environment for boys to develop footy skills as well as income and skills development for the community Program Leaders. All purchases of equipment, balls and uniforms will be made where possible from Jinta, a company which supplies fair trade goods and supports remote communities in the NT.
Titjimbat programs aim to work with community members to address social and educational inequalities in the remote Indigenous communities and acts as preventative diversions from interactions with the criminal justice system and poor mental health, both of which disproportionately impact Indigenous youth. School holiday periods are characterized by a reduction in services for kids and youth in Minyerri and Djembre (Jilkminggan), and their Sport4Everyone programs aim to present an inclusive and engaging set of activities that fill this gap. Through nutrition breakfast programs, Titjimbat also gives kids access to healthy foods over the school holiday period