Walking Together Model
The Walking Together model has taken seven years to develop and is returning access, attendance and improved learning outcomes for Aboriginal children as documented in the Voices Research Project.
The Walking Together Model provides the following achievements:
Greater awareness and understanding in non Aboriginal staff
Better relationships with Aboriginal people
More Aboriginal children in services
Better outcomes in attendance, learning and school readiness
Trained Aboriginal resource personnel in each location as employed Aboriginal Mentors
Culturally safe services with staff and families designing programs from an equitable position
The objective of the Connected Beginnings program is to support the integration of early childhood, maternal and child health and family support services with schools in a number of disadvantaged Indigenous communities so that children are well prepared for school.
Over time, this will contribute to reducing the disparity in school readiness and educational outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.
Connected Beginnings is funded by the Australian Government.
The project was launched in Mount Druitt on May 14, 2018 with Elders, community, service and government agencies in attendance. These are some photos of the day.
Photos: Glenn Lockitch Photography
Ngroo staff will provide specifically designed programs for your school:
Cultural education training for staff
Weekly programs for students in how to connect to country and learn about historical and contemporary issues affecting Aboriginal people.
Transition in School program
Our Walking Together Model can be done onsite or you can purchase the package to be done with office support.
Schools familiar with our work and its positive impact can be contacted for references.