The Children’s Ground Approach was developed with Arrernte Elders and leaders in Alice Springs.
Following initial work in 2011, Ampe-kenhe Ahelhe began formal operations in 2016. We started as a small group of passionate Arrernte educators who delivered weekly learning activities. Today, we work in four communities, delivering our Learning and Health platforms. Key elements of our other three platforms are incorporated in our work. A fifth community has requested Ampe-kenhe Ahelhe and we will begin early operations in 2020.
Learning is delivered on country and at our Central Hub. These sessions focus on both Arrernte and Western educational priorities. For example, children learn First Language and Culture and Western literacy and numeracy.