Maranguka is a key gateway, both for community members and for service providers. Maranguka was identified by the Local Emergency Management Committee as the key communication pathway to the Bourke Aboriginal community and have been invited to all key NSW Health meetings.
During the COVID-19 crisis Maranguka’s infrastructure, capable of bringing together community, government, and local services to quickly and effectively reach the most vulnerable has wrapped around elders, families, and young people to keep them safe, informed, and connected.
Warddeken Land Management and the Kabulwarnamyo community’s proactive response to the pandemic has protecting elders while learning for children at Nawarddeken Academy and essential fire and land management work continues.
Platform C is launched by Collaboration for Impact in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Social Services, the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Dusseldorp Forum, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and Clear Horizon.
In July we were honoured to receive the Philanthropy Australia Award for the Best Large Grant 2019 alongside Maranguka Justice Reinvestment and Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation for Maranguka’s Justice Reinvestment Strategy.
Once a much-maligned township, suffering from one of NSW’s highest Aboriginal youth conviction and incarceration rates, Bourke and its 2,500-strong population
For the past five years Bourke NSW has been modelling First Nations self-governance, empowering the community to coordinate the right mix and timing of services