Led by First Nations communities in Australia

 

A 25 year strategy

 

From infants to Elders, we work with entire communities over a 25-year period to make real and lasting change

Disrupting the status quo where children live with injustice and disadvantage

Celebrating culture, recognising talent, inspiring hope, delivering excellence and creating opportunity

Children’s Ground is an evidenced based approach, designed with First Nations leaders to achieve radical reform

 

IT IS POSSIBLE AND IT IS HAPPENING

What do communities want? The very best for their children.

The Children’s Ground Approach: 

Children’s Ground partners with whole communities. Every child born today should experience a lifetime of opportunity, entering adulthood strong in their identity and culture, connected to their local and global world, and economically independent. If all children can experience this basic right, then whole communities will enjoy wellbeing.

We have nine operational principles and we integrate services across FIVE key areas. Together, they address the determinants for social, cultural and economic wellbeing. We align these with cultural knowledge and global leading practice. We are creating the evidence, over 25 years, to create systems change.

Our Platforms

Learning & Wellbeing

  • Early childhood and schooling
  • First Nations learning and development (including Learning on Country)
  • Western learning and development (including English literacy and numeracy)
  • Digital and global knowledge
  • After hours and holiday extracurricular activities
  • First Nations curriculum and resources

Family Health & Wellbeing

  • First Nations and Western health systems
  • Nutrition
  • Health promotion
  • Maternal and child health
  • Social & emotional wellbeing
  • Environmental health
  • Cultural health
  • Health and emotional literacy integrated into learning

Economic Development & Wellbeing

  • Creating a strong, local workforce
  • Implementing a flexible, ‘no barriers’ approach to employment
  • Establishing First Nations social enterprises
  • Providing meaningful training opportunities
  • Supporting financial and consumer literacy
  • Economic and skills development in curriculum

Community Development & Wellbeing

  • Creating places of safety and inclusion
  • Supporting strong, local governance
  • Building the social, cultural and economic capital of communities
  • Providing opportunity for moments of celebration
  • Listening to the aspirations of the people

Creative and Cultural Development & Wellbeing

  • First Cultural practice: lore, dance, story, song, art, land, ceremony
    • Global creative and cultural knowledge and practice

    Where Children’s Ground works

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