The Rotary Club of Mount Martha has been successful in the awarding of a District Grant application submitted in 2015. The project, which was successfully completed in March 2016, involves the supply of specialised sound equipment to a remote mission school at Santa Teresa in central Australia. Ltyentye Apurte is a catholic school in Santa Teresa, an aboriginal settlement of about 700 people belonging to the Eastern Arrente People and is situated about 90 km East of Alice Springs. Our Club has previously been involved in sending a consignment of books to the school library and this project continues our involvement with the school.
Ltyentye Apurte School
Indigenous Australian children experience some of the highest level of ear disease and hearing loss in the world with rates up to ten times more than those for non- indigenous Australians. In many cases this has a significant effect on the learning ability and concentration level of students. The sound field equipment that our club has helped to install provides surround sound for teachers and pupils and amplifies the sound in the immediate vicinity of the staff and students. The school already has some of this equipment and our donation of $3400 (including the District Grant contribution of $1700 ) has enabled them install the system in all of their classrooms.
Quotation from recent communications from the Principal of Ltyentye Apurte:
“ I want to express my gratitude to the Rotary Club of Mt Martha for their support of our children here at Lytentye Apurte Catholic School Santa Teresa. “
“Renewed thanks for the donation to supply two additional sound field systems for our classrooms. They will be a great assistance to the children and teachers....... Members of the Rotary Club would be most welcome to visit if you are ever out this way”
Visit By Mt Martha Roarians and Partners to Santa Teresa in 2017