Connecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in Wagga Wagga to health and early childhood services
In Wiradjuri Language, ‘ngurra’ means ‘side by side’.The Ngurra Connected Beginnings Wagga Program team will work side by side (ngurra) the Wagga Aboriginal community, it’s families, schools, and support services.
The vision of the Ngurra Connected Beginnings Wagga Program is to provide all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children birth -5 years of age, living in Wagga Wagga with a great start, by improving their wellbeing prior to school, with a specific focus across education, health and family services.
The initiative will particularly address the needs specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families living in Wagga Wagga using a collective impact approach to determine unique and community-owned goals and strategies to connect families to support services and improve the ability of children to achieve a positive transition to school.
The Ngurra Hub connects families to early childhood education, maternal and child health, and family support services in Wagga Wagga, so that Aboriginal children are well prepared for school. Our aim is to achieve systemic and sustainable positive change by working together across the community to improve school readiness and educational outcomes for Aboriginal Children.
The Ngurra Community Hub offers a welcoming place for all families to connect and also offers Aboriginal families support and linkage to a range of support services! Pop in for a yarn and a play today!
Playgroup NSW leads play-based programs and services for NSW families with children birth to school age, offering development, shared experiences, and family support, that results in active citizens and inclusive communities.