The Five Big Ideas Program for preschools teaches young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 3-5 years about personal hygiene, basic health care and simple nutrition. The program is culturally appropriate and encased in local Aboriginal culture with the purpose of not only educating, but also healing. It is formed by collaboration with preschools and specialists from Gunawirra.
Aboriginal people have significantly poorer health outcomes across the whole life-cycle compared with non-Aboriginal Australians. It is crucial to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to empower future generations to live healthy and prosperous lives.