We are very excited about an emerging Indigenous business that Murawin has invested in this year, Riley Callie Resources. Our investment comes as a part of our corporate social responsibility program Wiral Waraati (meaning to transform and shine in the Dunghutti language). We strongly believe that economic empowerment is the key to achieving positive change in our communities and we are passionate about assisting Indigenous entrepreneurs and innovators, along in their business journey.
Riley Callie Resources provides innovative educational resources for the early years education learning space. Their focus is on using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as a platform on which to introduce children to Aboriginal Australia, utilising Indigenous contexts and thinkings. Riley Callie is run by Debbie Hoger, a Dunghutti woman with a background in science and a busy Mum of two children under the age of four. Through Riley Callie Resources, she draws on her cultural heritage and her passion on seeing the richness and uniqueness of Indigenous Australia being celebrated by all children in the early years learning space. For more information, visit their website at: www.rileycallieresources.com.au
Batiba Guwiyal is an Incorporated Association established to address issues of child sexual assault in Indigenous communities. Murawin was the primary sponsor of a national conference in 2016 shining a spotlight on this issue, and has subsequently sponsored the part time employment of Hazel Vale as a Project Co-coordinator in Armidale NSW to inspire change.
In 2018 Murawin are contributing to the Batiba Dreaming initiative in which families, children and young people, who have been impacted by sexual assault (either directly or indirectly) will receive a selection of the following to dream of a future beyond their circumstances:
- Selection of Books
- Bean Bags
- Audio Books
- Educational Toys
- Study Desks
- Computers, Printers, Electronic Tablets
- Educational Contributions