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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.



our community partners


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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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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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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Please save the dates for 2019 Sydney and Canberra dinners! Our Canberra dinner will be held at the National Arboretum on Friday 22 March and our Sydney dinner on Saturday 30 March. Gather your friends and family and join us for fun and friendship, fine food and wine.

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Are you keen to take on a riding challenge, make friends and raise funds for indigo foundation at the same time? Our friends at the Billberry Bluestocking Foundation are again riding from sea level at Sydney Harbour to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko. The ride this year is from 19 – 26 March. Join them!

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Students and parents at one of SASY's Children's Resource Centres in Cuddalore district

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY APPEAL: Thank you to everyone who donated to our appeal in December to back the important work our partners are doing to ensure Dalit communities in India, particularly women and children, have access to education, health and human rights protection in 2019. With your support, we reached our target and raised over $20,000