By Lucas de Lastic
In the middle of November, our newly trained team of Energy Education Workers (EEWs) completed the first round of house visits in Yalata Community. We would like to thank our EEWs for an amazing job with the team managing to speak to most of the households over the four days we spent in the community.
The EEW team were very excited to apply the previous week’s training to support and educate their families and community. We began each morning with a quick meeting in the covered area across from the office. The EEW team took an active role in planning each day of house visits and providing advice on the location of residents, as many people were often busy working, hunting or visiting family in other communities. Our workers did a great job talking to the households about the changes and answering their questions.
Some common questions from the Yalata house visits included:
- How does the smart meter card work?
- How do I pay?
- How much will it cost?
Throughout the week, we were introduced to our workers’ family members who told us stories about the history of Yalata and it’s cultural significance. We were also treated to a tour of one of our workers’ gardens and another showed us their artwork. Later in the week, we spent some time with the residents of the Aged Care Facility while they were having lunch.
Overall, our week in Yalata was both productive and rewarding. We look forward to visiting Yalata again soon, to support our new friends continue their great work helping the Yalata Community prepare for paid power next year.