Baptist Care SA News

Students launch ‘Inspire KI’ to support the local community.

Students launch ‘Inspire KI’ to support the local community.


Kangaroo Island experienced a devastating start to the year with catastrophic bushfires set to hit local businesses and the tourism industry hard. Now with the COVID-19 pandemic, KI has taken another hit and the community is doing it really tough in an ongoing period of uncertainty.


To try and help promote KI businesses and bring some hope back into the community, students from our Adult Community Education (ACE) program* have recently launched ‘Inspire KI’ – a free newsletter being delivered to more than 1,500 homes across the island.


Inspire KI showcases local businesses, a directory of restaurants and cafes offering take-away and home delivery, recipes, stories, jokes and ideas for getting out and about on the island. The newsletter enables ACE participants to continue learning job literacy skills while building their confidence.


Baptist Care SA Project Officer Kate Palmer said Inspire KI is designed to provide useful and inspiring information to the local community to help keep them uplifted and connected at a challenging time.


“It has been an incredibly rewarding project for the students, and I think will be extremely valuable to the local community and the businesses featured in the publication who have been relying solely on income from locals.”
“We look forward to working on further editions over the coming months.”


Click here to view a copy of the Newsletter. 


*This training is funded through the Government of South Australia.

Baptist Care SA, lives, works and walks on Kaurna, Permangk and Boandik lands. We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the state’s first peoples, recognise their traditional ownership, and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs, deep connection and continued guardianship of land and waters. We value the contributions of Elders past and present, and are committed to learning from those emerging.