Children of the 12 Tribes

Vanuatu students stories published in ‘Children of the 12 Tribes’ book

Jay Peter Sumu and Stacey Kelvin won first prize in their categories after participating in a Storytelling Competition that took place across Oceania.

The competition was launched to celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Language through the Diversity Network Australia (DNA) to encourage elders, children and young people to share their stories, poems, songs, language and art with the world.

Sumu wrote about the wellbeing of Vanuatu youth while Kelvin shared her thoughts about her sense of purpose and a poem about belonging and village life.