It is everyone’s right to be able to access and understand critical health care information. It is this insight that led to the creation of the Lyfe Languages Champions Program – a Pilbara-based and youth-driven initiative that allows complex medical terminology to be translated into a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages across Australia.

Created by 2020 WA Young Australian of the Year Award winner Yarlalu Thomas, Lyfe Languages offers incredible potential for Aboriginal people living in remote and rural communities. By creating a universal translator, ancient wisdom, knowledge and stories are able to be connected with cutting-edge technology.

This means more and more Aboriginal people are now being connected to culturally sensitive healthcare services, creating a number of positive future opportunities.