Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are welcome at all of Ngala’s services and programs.
Ngala offers specific services to support Aboriginal families in the City of Swan, Midwest and Gascoyne regions, responding to local community needs.
Here is a snapshot of those services:
REMOTE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE STRATEGY
It’s important for kids to go to school every day. Based in Carnarvon, RSAS brings together families, schools, communities and other services to find local solutions to get kids to school. Local RSAS teams work with families to support children to attend school.
PARENTS AND LEARNING
Parents and Learning (PaL) is a home based parent engagement program that supports Aboriginal families in getting their children, aged 3 – 5 years ready for school. PaL supports parents to participate in their children’s early literacy learning, by providing educational resources delivered to family homes. PaL is delivered in Geraldton, Carnarvon and Mullewa.
NGALANG MOORT NGALANG KURLANGAH (OUR FAMILY, OUR CHILDREN)
Based in the City of Swan, Ngalang Moort Ngalang Kurlangah (Our Family, Our Children) is a school-readiness program.
The program provides a space for children to play and provides parenting support.
The program also provides:
- Home visiting
- Transport to and from our groups
- Referrals to other services
- Telephone support
NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June.
ABOUT NAIDOC WEEK
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
NGALA’S RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN (RAP)
At Ngala, we believe that reconciliation means building positive, respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and other Australians; working together to help ‘close the gaps’ and achieve equity and justice. For us, the spirit and process of reconciliation is an important part of healing the past and fostering shared understanding.