Many solutions fail because they don’t cater to the strengths of the communities they’re designed for…
…and that’s where World Vision Australia comes in.
We partner with communities who have invited us to join them. Drawing from their strengths, we work with them to tackle their most pressing issues and ensure their children have a bright future.
Almost 60 years of international development experience has taught us that supporting communities to make their own choices achieves significant and lasting change.
Take our work in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, for instance. We operate a successful early childhood program in three Martu communities, where local workers and World Vision facilitators draw on traditional cultural teaching to provide maternal health, child health and early childhood education.
This project has led to an increased percentage of children developmentally on track from 16 percent in 2007 to 60 percent in 2012. Children entering school in 2012 also displayed greater cognitive skills, emotional maturity and language.
We customise our Indigenous programs in response to the specific needs and aspirations of each community we work with. It’s a slow process to overcome these disadvantages, but positive change is becoming a reality for some of Australia’s most in-need communities.