Aboriginal children in regional NSW are starting Kindergarten without the language skills to speak clearly. This affects their learning and their ability to make friendships.
Aboriginal children have high rates of middle ear disease and hearing loss, as well as early childhood and intergenerational trauma. Early intervention during preschool is critical for each child’s health and development. But there is a desperate shortage of health professionals in regional areas such as Kempsey.
Your support will connect preschool children to speech pathologists, art therapists and occupational therapists who have expertise in intergenerational trauma and Aboriginal culture.
Help the next generation of young Aboriginal children find their voice and have the best chance at school and healing. Please donate now!