In lighting the spark, we collectively take a step towards the Uluru Statement From The Heart:
"Our youth...should be our hope for the future. When we have power over our destiny our children will flourish. They will walk in two worlds and their culture will be a gift to their country."
1028 adults and youth reached
789 youth: 605 girls, 184 boys
239 adults: 200 women, 39 men
Organisations and schools we've collaborated with
Indigenous Engagement Lead
Tiffani is a proud Kamilaroi Woman of the Tamworth region who is passionate about creating generational change through empowering young people.
"I was 14 years old when I learnt about my Indigenous heritage. As you could imagine, this led me on a mission of self-discovery as I struggled to grasp how I did not know about this massive element of my identity.
Delving into the depths of my Indigenous heritage breathed new life into my existence. I began to understand core elements about myself such as an innate bond with nature, unwavering connections with loved ones, an insatiable passion for storytelling, and an irresistible allure towards the water. All of these elements shaping my personality, identity, and spirit, owe their origins to the profound ties I share with my ancestors."
Lighting the Spark has been codesigned with over 240 young people and Indigenous partners. We adopt a "train-the-trainer" model and work closely with partners and schools to support the introduction of social entrepreneurship programs.
Lighting the Spark is a sustainable program that works with local organisations to ensure that First Nation communities are empowered, respected and uplifted.
A mental health support service based on-country, run by young people and supported by elders.
Its goal is to use traditional methods to heal trauma, and involve both youth and elders in this process.
"Good Binji" means "to be good and whole in yourself" in Kriol.
Bless your ears
A jewellery business that uses traditional techniques to create pieces that are made from polymer and natural materials. Proceeds go into teaching other young women these techniques.
The jewellery celebrates the strength of Indigenous women and celebrates their stories and cultural backgrounds.