World-renowned photographer, Ken Duncan, OAM, first visited the remote Ikuntji community near Haasts Bluff in central Australia in 2000. He soon realised that these people – especially the youth – had little access to the technology most artists take for granted. Wanting to help, Ken launched an initiative called Walk a While. Its mission is to walk alongside the indigenous people of central Australia, using the creative arts as common ground, providing youth with tools and skills to tell their stories and to improve their future employment opportunities
One of the major projects Walk a While is working on at present is the Creative Technologies Centre. The lease is signed, managers Kathy & Andy are in residence and youth from communities in and around Haasts Bluff are participating in our first programs. The building desperately needs a makeover and some renovations to equip it as a training centre. Please help us raise the funds.
Another of Walk a While’s projects, on behalf of the Haasts Bluff Community, is the construction of a 20-metre-high cross in Central Australia. This project has already commenced but is not yet fully funded, so we are seeking financial and practical assistance from individuals and organisations.