Lelep Wighton (pictured at Papunya Computer Room) was in Papunya for three weeks in November/December to assist with the IT set-up of the Papunya Computer Room’s new premises at Waala Irritja. Waala Irritja is a community owned hall that will be used for running a range of activities, including the Papunya Computer Room. Lelep’s IT project is funded by a grant from funds raised by staff of the Commonwealth Bank, and will cost approximately $6,000.
Last time Lelep was in Papunya he set up a Minecraft intranet at the Papunya Computer Room, so that the kids could all play in same Minecraft world, but on different computers. The Papunya kids have a lot of fun with Minecraft, which is a digital world building game. The Papunya kids still play Minecraft, and are looking forward to updating their skills while Lelep is there. (See photo panel below).
Many thanks to the staff of the Commonwealth Bank, for funding this remote community resource. Your support contributes to reducing Aboriginal disadvantage, and is much appreciated by the kids of Papunya.