NAIDOC Earbus clinic available

Kassie Allan, Terrina Parks, Michael Boyle, Paul Higginbotham, Kevin Shaw, and Deakin Williams alongside the newly-designed Earbus vehicle. Photo: Thomas Munday.
Kassie Allan, Terrina Parks, Michael Boyle, Paul Higginbotham, Kevin Shaw, and Deakin Williams alongside the newly-designed Earbus vehicle. Photo: Thomas Munday.

An independent Western Australian charity, the Earbus Foundation is holding a NAIDOC clinic on Thursday July 12 to give the community an opportunity to get a hearing check and meet the team. 

The charity provides mobile ear clinics and follow-up services for Aboriginal children in regional and remote communities and is holding their pop-up clinic at the Waroona Community Hall from 10am –  3pm. 

Earbus started its South West program at Djidi Djidi Primary School in Bunbury and launched its bus there earlier this year in March, which was designed by two of their students, Kassie Allan and Deakin Williams.

Earbus chief executive officer Paul Higginbotham said the bus reflects a positive message. 

“We wanted the artwork on the bus to signal a positive, brighter future for Aboriginal children as we work to ensure they can hear and learn like everyone else,” he said. 

The Earbus service has already been taken up by the Capel, Dalyellup, Djidi Djidi, Glen Huon, Parkfield and Tuart Forest primary schools and is looking at expanding more in the South West later this year.