2 June 2015 | General Interest
A new program that looks to increase understanding about Indigenous history and reconciliation has been launched by Reconciliation Australia.
The program, Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning, includes curriculum resources, professional learning opportunities, and an online Reconciliation Plan Developer.
The Narragunnawali program is designed to support over 20,000 early childhood, primary and secondary schools in Australia to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
Participating schools will be assisted to find meaningful ways to increase respect; reduce prejudice; and strengthen relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
At the official launch of the program in Adelaide, Reconciliation Australia CEO Justin Mohamed spoke hopefully of the wider impact he believes the program can have.
“Australian schools and early learning services have the ability to build better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the benefit of all Australians,” said Mr Mohamed.
“Knowledge and understanding planted in the next generation will grow into genuine respect and opportunity.”
To learn more about the Narragunnawali program visit the Reconciliation Australia website