The Jibb Foundation is one of the founding funders of the Karrkad-Kanjdji Trust's school and women's ranger program.
The community of Kabulwarnamyo in the Northern Territory is so remote and the population so small that it does not currently qualify to receive government‐sponsored resources for children’s education. Local Indigenous elders identified the need for the Nawarddeken Academy because a local school is a key foundation piece for the long‐term sustainability of this extraordinary outstation, and for the ongoing stability of the community. Having a local school can enable families to stay together, parents to keep employment and can provide the outstation children with the opportunity to receive a bilingual and culturally relevant education on the country that is their home. A grant from the Jibb Foundation allowed the Nawarddeken Academy to remain operational while until it was able to register as an independent school.
The Warddeken ranger program is a true Indigenous success story providing meaningful work to over 120 indigenous rangers and sustaining the livelihoods of several exemplary remote outstation communities. Recognising the value of the ranger program, women in the Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) expressed a growing desire to play a central role in the land management and cultural heritage work conducted in the IPA. The highly-successful program has expanded to a number of other sites.
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