Project: Managing Bungoo – Stage 1
Bungoo is an indigenous word for money. This is a pilot project using radio to increase the financial literacy levels of Indigenous Australians in S.E. Queensland.
BIMA will conduct research with community members to understand day-to-day experiences with money management.
The project will include:
- short radio messages with money tips and promotion of existing tools and information sources.
- Monthly interviews or talkback sessions with indigenous money experts and stories from community members.
- A monthly e-newsletter.
- Promotion via BIMA’s social networking sites
The project will be subject to an independent evaluation, to test both the content and the effectiveness of radio. This is being conducted by Monique Proud of Positive Social Solutions.
Future stages could deliver similar content via the national network of 130 indigenous community radio stations around Australia, depending on the pilot evaluation.