In 2016-17, 90 students from Sydney University took part in four service-learning placements in three Aboriginal community-controlled organisations – Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly in western NSW, and the Tiwi Islands Regional Council and the Gundjheimi Aboriginal Corporation in the Northern Territory. Students came from a range of disciplines.
Students undertook projects the communities wanted – for example, in western NSW, the community wanted to reduce energy costs, and students worked with them to identify possible solutions, then build the solution desired – a bank of solar panels.
Mark and Megan are working with Sydney University to evaluate the service-learning project. We want to find out:
We are using the framework of Ngaa-bi-nya, which Megan developed. Ngaa-bi-nya is an evaluation framework that respects the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations.
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Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we work, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
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