Recent Developments in our Early Childhood Education Program


Photo credit @Indi Kindi, 2021.

The Early Childhood Education Program is helping children thrive in remote Australian communities!  
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with UNICEF Australia has expanded into the community of Tennant creek through the Indi Kindi initiative. 

The early years of life are when we learn the most. But access to early childhood education is limited in some remote communities across Australia.  This is leaving some kids behind, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. That’s why UNICEF Australia and Moriarty Foundation partnered together to deliver and support an Early Childhood Education Program – Indi Kindi – across remote and disadvantaged communities in the Northern Territory.  

Through Livingstone’s support, the program expanded into the community of Tennant Creek in 2021, giving more Aboriginal children the best start in life. The Indi Kindi outreach initiative is delivered on Country and led by women from the local community. Created to help encourage a love of learning and get children ready for school, Indi Kindi brings kids together so they can learn and play in a holistic, culturally appropriate environment. Local languages, health, wellbeing and community development are woven throughout, to help children thrive.  

Over the past six months, the Indi Kindi team have been delivering the program and have been promoting the program’s messaging to ‘Eat well, Drink well, Clean well and Play well’. In addition to education and health services, fruit and hot nutritious meals are provided at each session for the children. The Indi Kindi Tennant Creek team said they felt “proud, it was so good to be doing the Indi Kindi program with all the kids and parents. The kids and families enjoyed the Indi Kindi sessions – they loved having space to run around and explore’.  

Livingstone International and UNICEF Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country of the land and communities in which we work throughout Australia, and their connection to their lands, waters, and communities. We pay respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures and to Elders both past and present.

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