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Family and her community mean everything to Rikeesha

  • Posted on 5 July 2017
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Any chance to be with her family and members of her community is really important to 31-year-old Rikeesha, who shares an Identitywa home in the northern suburbs.

Ensuring that Rikeesha has the chance to regularly connect with her family and community is a priority for her family. Arrangements have been made each week for her to travel with her support worker to the Wadjak Northside Community Centre. Here she spends time catching up with family and friends whilst creating her art as part of the Moorditj Yarning Program which is coordinated by not-for-profit agency, Relationships Australia.

“Rikeesha loves being part of the program,” says her mum, Penny. “She thinks it’s ‘Moorditji’ which means solid – good.”

“She has made some beautiful art while listening to mentors sharing their knowledge about our culture, heritage and traditions.”

Never far away from Rikeesha are photos of her family. She has a drawer full in her room and takes a different ones with her each time she goes on an outing.

Rikeesha with members of the Moorditj Yarning group

Rikeesha with members of the Moorditj Yarning group

 

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