The Children’s Ground Approach was developed with Arrernte Elders and leaders in Mparntwe (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 early operations began in 2020.
Learning is delivered both on Country and in the communities where people live. These sessions focus on both Arrernte and Western educational priorities. Children learn First Language and Culture as well as Western literacy and numeracy.