Sarah Novinetz

Project Development Coordinator, World Literacy Foundation - Northern Territory Australia, Indigenous Learning App

Sarah Novinetz

Project Development Coordinator, World Literacy Foundation - Northern Territory Australia, Indigenous Learning App

Biography

Sarah graduated from RMIT with a BA in Art Direction and Advertising in 1995. She then went on to work in educational publishing for what was then Nelson Thomson Learning as a Graphic designer jointly responsible for the design and art direction of the educational PM Plus reading program. In 2000 she forayed into magazine design and then went on to make books in language for an educational bilingual learning program at Maningrida Education Centre in Arnhem Land Australia as the Literacy Production Supervisor.

Sarah then moved on to work as the Web & E-commerce Coordinator at Maningrida Arts and Culture for Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation. Looking after all their online sales and photography and training local Indigenous people to do the job. After a move to Darwin she worked for and then managed the Maningrida Indigenous Arts Gallery in Darwin City.
After starting a family in 2009, she continued to freelance as a Graphic Designer. Some of her bigger clients have included, Darwin International Airport, Tracks Dance, Off The Leash Magazine and Territory Therapy Solutions. During this time Sarah and her husband have also been house relief house parents looking after the needs of up to 10 Indigenous student boarders at a time in a Family Group Home project.

In 2018 Sarah began working part-time on the Indigenous Learning App project with the World Literacy Foundation collaborating with Inyerpocket Software developers. This has taken her back to where it all began in Maningrida Community. Sarah is now focused on further developing the Indigenous Learning App so it can be used throughout many Top End communities as a learning in language tool across multiple languages.

Sarah is passionate about teaching and empowering young Indigenous women on how to build and populate the App themselves. Sarah has a hope that in the future this new skill set will aid in providing them with more chance of employment in their own remote communities, where the tech world is blending rapidly with an ancient culture.

All sessions by Sarah Novinetz

‘Tech for Good: Future of Learning’
Group Workshops

05 Apr 2020
13:45 - 14:30
Saïd Business School - Entrance Hall