Residents in the remote Indigenous community of Balgo Hills in Western Australia will be able to enjoy a movie every weekend at a new outdoor cinema developed through yourtown's Youth Development program.
Through its pre-vocational training program in Balgo, yourtown youth workers teamed up with the local community to sand, paint and assemble a cinema screen, helping provide young people with valuable building skills.
The Lasallian agency also supplied a laptop, projector and speaker, in time for the first film to be screened at the new outdoor cinema, "Dream Girls".
Local families in the Kimberley community arrived in cars and by foot to sit and watch the movie with popcorn sales raising money for the yourtown Youth Development Program.
The Lasallians have long-standing connections to Balgo through the Luurnpa Catholic School and the Kutjungka Trade Training Centre, ensuring students in a remote community can access a decent education and a pathway to vocational training and employment.
Every year, Young Lasallians also take part in short and long-term volunteer programs in Balgo through the Share the Mission program, helping in a variety of roles from leading outdoor activities with local students through to school maintenance projects.