A ground-breaking early years solution for children under five in remote Aboriginal communities, integrating health, wellbeing, education and development to give children the best start in life.

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14

locally employed and trained Aboriginal educators

10

years of impact to make a genuine difference

43%

of our Aboriginal educators employed 5+ years

Changing Lives

Since 2011, Indi Kindi has supported families to improve the early years development of their children within a culturally cognisant framework for improved life outcomes. Indi Kindi is delivered in four remote Northern Territory communities, Borroloola and Robinson River, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Tennant Creek and Mungkarta.

The initiative is led by a Community Advisory Group made up of local leaders, Elders, Traditional Owners, families and team members to guide and advocate for the program.

Indi Kindi adapting to COVID-19 pandemic

Health and wellbeing focus

Indi Kindi seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children, families and local communities. Through our partnerships with local health networks, we support the local community by:

– Increasing physical activity and healthy eating habits.
– Supporting social and emotional wellbeing.
– Helping to reduce incidences of communicable diseases.

Innovative early learning model

Our ground-breaking “Walking Learning” model is designed to be delivered outdoors enabling movement, freedom and creative expression suited to the cognitive strengths of young Aboriginal learners.

We teach our young learners in a culturally relevant way that includes local organisations and members of the community. We help children become confident learners, effective communicators and feel connected to their family, community, culture and Country.

Local emplyment

We are a locally-led initiative with a strong focus on building local staff capacity through mentoring, skills development and formal qualifications to develop and sustain our local Aboriginal educators.

The strength of our program is in its delivery by local women who have been with Indi Kindi for 4-5 years and represent the different language groups in the community. They have become leaders, acting as role models for families, providing guidance on early learning and child development.

JMF Scholarship Holder Courtese Charlie

JMF Scholarship Holder Courtese Charlie graduates

December 4, 2023

Seeking host families for JMF Sydney Scholarship Holders

November 28, 2023

ROLE: Chief Executive Officer (full time)

November 10, 2023

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