Listen to the full interview with ‘CLEAN FACES, STONG EYES’ Community Engagement Officers, Lesley Martin and Walter Bathern.

‘Clean Faces, Strong Eyes’ is a national campaign to eliminate trachoma and stop blindness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities and existing services to implement fun and engaging health promotion projects to increase community knowledge of trachoma and empower people to prevent the disease and close the gap for vision.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Milpa, and to celebrate, ‘Clean Faces, Strong Eyes’, have announced that they will run a poster competition for Milpa’s Six Steps To Stop Germs within Primary Schools all across the Territory.

The first prize in each category is one thousand dollars in art supplies, and the categories include: Central; Big Rivers, Arnhem, Top End, and Darwin will each have prizes for:

  • Early childhood (FaFT and preschool)
  • Lower primary (Transition to year 2)
  • Upper primary (Year 3 to year 6)

You can mail your entries to:

Milpa Competition

Attn: Lesley Martin & Walter Bathern

Indigenous Eye Health

2/73 Hartley Street, Alice Springs NT 0870

Closing dates 29th October

‘Milpa’s Six Steps to Stop Germs’ suite of resources aim to encourage everyone, particularly kids, to stay healthy and strong and eliminate trachoma and other infectious diseases through following Milpa’s Six Steps to Stop Germs.

To find out more information please go to Milpa’s Six Steps to Stop Germs