About Linking Hands
World Vision partners with Indigenous communities in projects that tackle the causes of disadvantage and transform the lives of children and families. Becoming a Linking Hands supporter gives you an opportunity to help eliminate Indigenous disadvantage, offering Indigenous communities the opportunity for a brighter future.
Who Linking Hands helps
Indigenous children, their families and communities...
Australia has recognised that many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australians experience disadvantage across a range of indicators such as infant mortality, illness and life expectancy, educational participation and achievement, employment and housing.
Indigenous children are nearly three times as likely to die before their first birthday. Two-thirds of Indigenous children will not finish secondary school and on average, will die 17 years younger than other Australians. Indigenous communities and their leaders are eager for transformation. As a child focussed organisation, World Vision is committed to securing the physical, emotional, social and material wellbeing of Indigenous children. Our experience has shown us that lasting benefits for children come from fostering the development of a child's family and their community. Partner communities have invited World Vision to contribute our expertise in development.
Successfully addressing Indigenous disadvantage requires genuine engagement with Indigenous communities. We can’t do this worthwhile work without your support.
Your Linking Hands news about to change shape
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of Indigenous children and their communities! We are proud to share project updates and stories of success with you. However, the way you receive this news is about to change shape.
The next time you hear from us will be through the World Vision News supporter magazine.
Our last Linking Hands newsletter is the August edition. From now on, you’ll receive your Linking Hands news in the World Vision News supporter magazine. This will allow us to share news about Linking Hands with even more Australians.
If you are not already a Linking Hands supporter and would like to donate to our work in Australia sign up now.
Thanks again for continuing to make a difference through your Linking Hands donations.
Australia Programs team @ World Vision Australia