Thriving kids have all the material basics they need. They are loved and safe, healthy, learning and actively participating in a community filled with aspiration and hope, where they are deeply valued and their voices are heard. These children and their families also have access to positive, supportive systems and environments.
Missing out means some kids experience health, learning and developmental delays which will have a serious impact on their lives as they grow up. If we can enable these kids to thrive, they’ll grow into thriving adults – that’s the best and simplest way to disrupt the cycle of social issues that affect all Australians.
The problems may be big and complicated, but we don’t accept that they are impossible. We just can’t solve them working on our own.
We want to change the sense of what’s possible, to deliver the vision that all of us have of Australia, as a country where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
We are working with leading national partner organisations and communities across the country over the next five years towards realising this goal. We want to increase the number of children who are thriving in our communities, and to change the system for all communities to work collectively on early childhood development.
Aged from 0 to 8, the children we work with are ‘developmentally vulnerable’. They are experiencing health, learning and developmental delays, which will have a serious impact on their lives as they grow up.
If we can enable these kids to thrive, they’ll grow into thriving adults. That’s the best and simplest way to disrupt the cycle of social issues that affect all Australians.