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The Irrunytju healthy take-away project was developed after women from the communities of Irrunytju and Papulankutja in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia (SA) expressed an interest in setting up a healthy take-away food business.
With assistance from Enterprise Learning Projects, in partnership with Ngaanyatjarra Council, they were taught a range of hospitality skills, including safe food handling and food preparation, and basic business skills to enable them to operate the enterprise. They made healthy meals each night and sold them in the community. People commented on the 'good tucker' and soon the women started cooking for a range of events that were happening in their community. The women learnt new recipes they could make at home for their families.
As a result of the project, Papulankutja community has plans to open a permanent healthy take-away business, and Irrunytju community is now able to provide a catering service for meetings, festivals and special occasions. The project continues to benefit the wider community as participants go on to share their newly acquired knowledge and skills with their friends and families.
Abstract adapted from Enterprise Learning Project
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