Children’s Ground is working towards a world where all children and families live with dignity and are free from economic poverty and inequity. They want to see First Nations children and families have agency over their social, cultural, political and economic future. Children’s Ground is working to create a new future for children, filled with promise, justice, hope, and empowerment by partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. They believe the next generation of children need to know and celebrate their culture and identity, have freedom of choice and expression and can live with opportunity, peace, harmony and wellbeing. Furthermore, they believe Australians should recognise the shared history and celebrate First Nations culture and strength.
Their 25-year ‘Learning, Wellbeing and Development’ approach centres on the wellbeing of every child in each community where they work. It focuses on integrating cultural knowledge with international leading practices to enable optimal learning, wellbeing, and development for each person in the community.
Led by Aboriginal communities, the approach focuses on the next generation and their families, delivering early years learning that promotes First Nations language and culture. This is integrated with a focus on other key areas such as; health promotion, job creation, prioritising local governance, and celebrating community and culture.
Children’s Ground’s unique approach proves what can be achieved when programs and systems are designed alongside the people it serves. The team at Children’s Ground is passionate about advocating for systems change for First Nations people while promoting national reform for policy and practice in a range of different areas.
Serving more than 1000 people per year, Children’s Ground is working to see First Nations children live a life free from trauma and suffering; one where they can enjoy equity and safety, and grow into adulthood feeling happy and able to enjoy their identity, health, and wellbeing.