WE'RE SUPPORTING ORGANISATION, HOPE FOR HEALTH WITH THIS NEW VIBRANT CHARITY MAT WITH GREAT MEANING
The Hope for Health program is using experiential education and cultural frameworks to address the catastrophic epidemic of chronic disease in remote Indigenous communities. It includes a retreat program, which is an education intensive on the power of nutrition and lifestyle change, using the framework of the Yolngu traditional diet. Together Retreats offer an opportunity for dominant culture participants to join this journey alongside Yolngu participants.
"This design is a cross-cultural collaboration between two talented artists, Dianne Biritjalawuy and Salome Moes. Dianne is a Yolngu leader from the Golumala clan, in North-East Arnhem Land, NT. She is a co-founder of the Hope For Health project; a life-changing retreat program that uses the framework of the Yolngu traditional diet, to provide experiential nutrition education. Salome Moes is a Balanda (non-Indigenous) woman, who spent 8 years living on Elcho Island, NT. She is an artist and Hope For Health retreat facilitator. The design is of ‘The Mat’ itself and signifies togetherness – a place where we come together. We gather under shade and protection. To be nurtured, fed, taught, corrected, disciplined. This mat celebrates the coming together of Yolngu and Balanda, to grow and journey together, learning and challenging each other. Your purchase contributes to the empowering work of Hope For Health, to turn around the devastating epidemic of chronic disease in Indigenous communities" - Dr.Kama Trudgen, in collaboration with Hope for Health
These mats have turned out to be very significant for the program, as they will be used as part of Hope For Health TOGETHER retreats.
We are donating 10% of the price of each Together charity mat sold, to this incredible cause