Partner with us to support Indigenous children in their early years
A child’s experiences during their early years have a significant impact on their future development. With twice as many Indigenous children considered developmentally vulnerable compared to non-Indigenous children, early childhood learning becomes a crucial foundation for life-long learning.
That’s why World Vision’s Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) program is such a game changer. This program is a unique collaboration with local communities that is helping remote Indigenous children access a strong and positive learning environment, delivered in a culturally-appropriate and locally-led way.
Children are able to participate in community-run playgroups that promote “both-ways” learning. This approach to education values and celebrates culture, with mainstream and Indigenous learning complementing and strengthening each other.
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Jaidene has started bringing her two-year-old daughter Josephine to one of the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) playgroups supported by World Vision.
Early years are a critical time for children. Without a supportive, culturally sensitive learning environment, many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children can fall behind.
More than that, parents like Jaidene are active participants and some take on community facilitator roles that offer employment and training for local women to lead the playgroups.
It’s more than a playgroup – and with the help of supporters like you, we are continuing to strengthen partnerships that make this kind of work possible. That includes our relationships with local leaders, parents, Aboriginal organisations, schools and community-based groups.
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When you support World Vision’s work in Australia, you are partnering with a community of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who want to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We adapt our successful community-led development approach from around the world to partner with Indigenous communities, charities and organisations to help support them to lead their own development and realise their own goals.
You can be a part of this journey and a part of our shared story – connecting with and listening to the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Together, we can create stronger future for all.
Help Indigenous children attend playgroup to ensure they get the best start in life.
Help provide healthy snacks and nutrition education for Indigenous children.
Help Indigenous families access local health services and raise healthy kids.
Help urban Indigenous youth to connect with their culture and fulfil their potential.
A bundle of four gifts to help Indigenous Australians fulfil their potential.
Train Indigenous women so they can help provide vital childcare services in their communities.