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We are a small, innovative and independent community development organisation based in Australia. Community led and volunteer based, we look at development differently – we commit ourselves to long term respectful partnerships and use an approach which values community ownership, sustainability, transparency and equity.

 

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our community partners

Education

Our Budaka project in Eastern Uganda supports the education, well-being and social inclusion of orphans and vulnerable children impacted by HIV.

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WOMEN&CHILDREN

We support the health and wellbeing of women and children in Rote, Indonesia through targeted education and food security programs.

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We work with refugee communities in Australia to support education and empowerment programs in Jirghai in Afghanistan and Wedweil in South Sudan.

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In May 2017, we had the privilege of cohosting a visit to Australia by Dr Sima Samar, the Chair of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, Nobel Prize nominee and first Afghan Minister for Women. Watch this video of indigo foundation Chair Sally Stevenson in conversation with Dr Samar in Sydney.

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To celebrate over 15 years of partnership with Lua Lemba in the arid remote island of Rote, Indonesia, we made this video to mark the impact of the program across health, education, women’s empowerment and culture.

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Check out this video made by a group of young people at Club Rafiki about our partnership in Rwanda. The video is longer than the usual 45 second social media share but is a powerful look at the transformative programs Club Rafiki run and that we are proud to support – from the urban dance school, to sexual and reproductive health outreach, testing and counselling programs, to english language workshops and the ‘Our Girls’ program

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indigosydneyevent

APOLOGIES – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Please join us for a special evening of jazz, friendship and stories of change in Sydney on 20 March as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. With special guests from the HAKO Women’s Collective in Bougainville, Sydney six-piece jazz outfit The Minnellies, the wonderful Verity Firth as MCs and friends old and new. It promises to be an evening that fills the soul.

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Nasima Rahmani, Director of our longterm partner in Kabul, the Women’s Empowerment Centre, was interviewed by Patricia Karvelas on ABC RN Drive program about the advances made – and threats looming – for women in Afghanistan.

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APOLOGIES – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. We turn 20 in 2020! Please join us for a wonderful Canberra dinner event at the Australian National Museum to celebrate this milestone and to shine a spotlight on a long-standing partnership in Afghanistan with special guest Ali Reza Yunespour. Rest assured it will be a night not to be missed – filled with fun and friendship, music and fine food, all for a fantastic cause.