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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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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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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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Girls take centre stage at the opening ceremony of the new school building at Shadab High School. Despite the challenges of 2020, our partners are ready to resume school building works across six schools next month

JUNE 2021 APPEAL: Right now, our local partners are working hard in their communities to rebuild through the pandemic. Please donate to our end of financial year appeal. Your support is crucial. Your donation will mean we can back our local partners as they move beyond survival to recovery – to meet the urgent needs in their communities and grow their impact. In India, your support will mean our partners can keep children engaged with learning when schools have been closed for much of the last 12 months. In Afghanistan, your support will mean we can restart building works and launch new activities focused on educating girls and women. And in Kiribati, your support will kick start an important new partnership.

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India is facing a devastating spike in the spread and impact of a second wave of Coved. We share an update from our three grassroots partners in Tamil Nadu about how Covid is impacting their communities and their work.

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Join us on 27 – 29 August for the inaugural indigo foundation e-quiz. Can you answer 68 trivia questions in 20 minutes? Test your smarts from the comfort of your lounge room and help raise funds for our community partnerships at the same time. The winner gets not only the glory of being our 2021 e-quiz champion but also a brand new Oppo R17 phone.

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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.

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