Women predominantly attend this activity which include producing cultural arts and crafts and collecting materials on country to enable the maintenance of culture, languages and arts on Groote Eylandt. The activities help refine artistic skills and develop confidence, workplace communication and project management.
CDP supervisors incorporate language, literacy and numeracy training within the activity in various forms including reading, measuring and comprehending patterns, and undertaking short courses in using and maintaining sewing machines and overlockers.
Participants have a strong focus on creating welcoming and safe public spaces while they learn basic horticultural practices through Community gardening and landscaping activities. They maintain and beautify gardens around Community buildings, propagate plants from cuttings and maintain gardens for sick, elderly and disabled people. This results in significant rubbish reduction in the Community. Select participants complete accredited short courses and certificates specific to anticipated local vacancies.