Waltja is doing good work for families in Central Australia
Established in 1997, Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation (Waltja) is a community and women-led Aboriginal Corporation based in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. They work with remote communities in Central Australia, servicing a region of over 700,000 square kilometres and supporting approximately 13,000 people speaking eleven different languages. Waltja’s name translates to “doing good work with families” which is indicative of the grassroots way in which they work in partnership with their communities and senior community leaders. Waltja works to support the capacity of their communities towards self-management and self-determination.
Following three years support for Waltja’s media and communications activities, TFFF have approved multi-year support to build the capacity and support the sustainability of Waltja’s Media team. This will include supporting the employment of Media Trainees, increasing the opportunities for documenting and sharing cultural content from communities, as well as media skills development for the young people living in Waltja’s communities.