We work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in rural, remote and urban Australia. We work with communities who have invited us to join them in achieving positive and lasting change.
Our projects stretch from Cape York in Queensland, to the red centre in the Northern Territory, to the furthest reaches of the Western Desert in Western Australia, and to the heart of Sydney:
Warlpiri Education and Training Trust (WETT) Early Childhood Care and Development. Warlpiri communities have a vision for happy, healthy, strong children who are learning from their parents, strong in their language and culture and reaching important child development milestones. We partnered with the Warlpiri Education and Training Trust (WETT) and The Central Land Council to improve the health and wellbeing of children aged 0-5 years to reach their social, intellectual, spiritual and physical needs through the support of parents and carers and better early childhood services.
Mapoon Home Ownership. Mapoon community is lobbying for Indigenous home ownership and creating pathways for other aspiring home owners to follow. We are working alongside the community to help build the capability needed to enable home ownership. Together we educate home owners, involve people in decisions, do town planning, navigate the approvals required by law, and more.
Sydney Young Mob. Young Mob is a curriculum for schools to develop young Indigenous leaders. The project grew from a public-speaking activity into a school curriculum that empowers Indigenous youth. We are now looking for new partners to take this project into the next exciting phase.
Indigenous Arts Project. Epenarra Artists live in the remote Barkly Shire region of the Northern Territory. World Vision collaborated with the Epenarra Artists to provide training in business skills, running art markets, professional development and keeping culture strong. In 2012 World Vision supported the Epenarra Artists to create an ongoing partnership with Barkly Regional Arts, which will see the art group continue long into the future. World Vision bid farewell to the Epenarra Artists in September 2012..
Pilbara Early Childhood Care and Development. World Vision supports Indigenous children and their families in the East Pilbara to access quality early childhood care and education, information and opportunities. Activities through playgroups support children to learn from their parents, connect to culture and grow up healthy, happy and strong.
This is an innovative partnership between the Martu communities, World Vision Australia and BHP Billiton Iron Ore.
Community Governance of Mining Benefits. World Vision works with Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation and Nyiyaparli Traditional Owners to make the most of their mining benefits. The Nyiyaparli are deciding how to use royalties from a new land use agreement with BHP Billiton Iron Ore to see long-term programs that meet the needs of children and families in their community.
Gibb River Road – Governance Leadership and Community Development. World Vision is funded through a partnership with the Federal Government (FaHCSIA) to support the Ngallangunda people to identify strengths and design their own community development programs.
Other projects include:
- the Western Desert Nutritional Food Supply Assessment Project, which looks at improving access to healthy food in the remote Western Desert;
- the Western Desert youth Development Initiative – Assessment and Design Project, which is developing young Indigenous leaders; and
- the CDEP Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Project, which supports organisations to assess whether developments are working.