"Here in Australia we have our own people; it’s our own country. We must feel linked to our Indigenous people.”
Longtime World Vision supporter Carol Moore has sponsored children around the world, including Vietnam and South Africa, since the sixties. Yet when she learnt about World Vision's Australia First Nations Program, she decided to extend her support closer to home. “I just felt that it would be a wise decision. [There are] issues here within the Australian community such as health needs, education needs, employment needs.”
Drawing on more than 60 years of international development experience, World Vision understands each community is different and has specific needs. In Australia, we work alongside Indigenous communities to empower local people to drive change.
These partnerships begin when the team is invited to work with the communities. They draw on community vision and capacity to support the care and development of strong, healthy and happy children, while the communities lead their own development and build on their strengths.
Moore did her own research into the Australia First Nations Program and witnessed firsthand the difference her donation made when she visited a project in Alice Springs. “I won’t give a donation to any organisation unless I fully research where the money is going and how it’s going to be used. We are thrilled that the money in World Vision is going on projects [which] to us has a more far reaching effect, long-lasting effect.”
Learn more about World Vision’s Australia First Nations Program and how you can support our work.