A recent outreach visit to Amata by NILS Officer & Financial Capability Worker, Trevor Cleland, coincided with a 3 day workshop conducted by Tjanpi Desert Weavers. The older women were teaching the younger women the craft, and make some items for the Desert Mob art sale in late August/early September.
The workshops were adjacent to the Moneymob office at the Family Wellbeing Centre, and Trevor was lucky to see some of their work.
One young woman, Tania Burton, had made a “Moneymob Kangaroo” modelled along the lines of the kangaroos on the MoneyMob logo.
Trevor was busy working and didn’t get to follow how the kangaroo was being made but was able to get a photo with Tania near a MoneyMob car showing the kangaroo logo. Trevor will personally buy the finished article from Tjanpi Desert Weavers in Alice Springs. The kangaroo will take pride of place next to Trevor’s desk in the MoneyMob Alice Springs office, and will ultimately pass on to one of his grandchildren.