Fantastic news for Marra Dreaming for winning $5000 as a result of the "UniSA 2011 Chancellor’s Awards for Community Engagement" ~ Best collaboration on improving the experience of students. Hands Working Together – Creating a dynamic community presence for Marra Dreaming.
Nominees: Ms Andrea Duff, Ms Joy Makepeace, Ms Deborah Green, Mrs Kathy Darzanos, Ms Diana Quinn, Ms Cass Selwood, Ms Emily Browne, Mr Michael Carmody, Ms Wendy Noble, Ms Tina Brodie, Mr Barry Williams, Students: Ya Xing Dong, Peter Charles Madida, Deng Kuol Madoot, James Peter Moore, Mark Alexander Murray, Tin Du Nguyen, Philip Nikkerud.
Community Partners: Ms Samantha Snow, Marra Dreaming.
The Hands Working together community engagement project links University of South Australia students and staff with a community and indigenous arts centre in the City of Salisbury called Marra Dreaming. The program has reciprocal benefits. Two way knowledge transfer has provided UniSA students with cultural awareness and art workshops and Marra Dreaming has been able to draw on computer science student expertise for the creation on their online presence.
A special thanks also goes out to Ms Andrea Duff for all of your dedicated efforts towards this community service project. It is greatly appreciated!
From all the staff and volunteers at Marra Dreaming!