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The Harcourts Foundation makes a difference to women in the indigenous community

By Harcourts on November 18, 2014

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The Harcourts Foundation, established by real estate group, Harcourts Group Australia, recently granted the Red Cross over $7000 to deliver women’s weaving and art classes for indigenous women and young girls who have been affected by domestic violence.

The Red Cross, partnered with the Wallaga Lakes Women’s Group and Together Dreaming Boolarang Nangamai Aboriginal Art & Culture Studio to deliver these hands-on women’s workshops for healing.

Greta Whyte from the Red Cross, said the workshops helped to strengthen identity through connecting to country, learning to identify plant materials, harvesting and learning weaving techniques.

“This group of enthusiastic women were the driving force”, Ms Whyte said.

The workshops had so many positive outcomes, including having elder knowledge shared with younger generations, the revitalisation of aboriginal language, and connecting families together, whilst educating through conversations about domestic violence.”

Annie Green, a Harcourts Foundation Ambassador was thrilled the Harcourts Foundation was able to enhance the status, wellbeing and safety of women and children in the Wallaga Lakes District.

“Now with the Harcourts Foundation’s assistance an enormously disadvantaged community has a positive and driving solution to an ongoing issue, as well as empowering those who have experienced family violence,” Ms Green said.

The classes were available to all women and children in the community, with a particular focus on those who had been affected by domestic violence.

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