Where we work.
Currently, we have projects in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Uganda. They’re diverse, but they’re all built on strong and robust relationships in each of the communities we work, often developed through consultancies and work we’ve undertaken for other organisations prior to the development of THREE for All Foundation. They’re all driven by needs and ambitions identified by the communities themselves, and they all operate as partnerships with strong, passionate local community organisations.
In Sunraysia, Australia, we support a number of schools and organisations to provide sporting scholarships to disadvantaged young people via our Sporting Chance project, Through these scholarships children receive financial support to pay for registrations, uniforms and other equipment they may need to play their chosen sport. We then work with sporting clubs, to ensure that they provide the best possible opportunities to children and young people who may have practical challenges engaging, or may have experiences of trauma or neglect that impact on their sport participation. In 2018 we are also undertaking a Stories for Change project in Sunraysia.
Previously we have worked with Mallee District Aboriginal Services on projects to improve understanding of children and young people who are disengaged from education and to build educational connections (Learning Our Way), and developed an alcohol and other drug prevention program (read more about the Go! program), and school holiday programs to support disadvantaged children through the holiday period during a time of high levels of youth suicide in the local Aboriginal communities These projects formed part of a larger project, Swimming in two rivers, which aimed to build community resilience and reduce suicide risk in the Sunraysia region’s Aboriginal communities. We have also worked with headspace Mildura on the development and delivery of Alphabet Soup, a social support program for LGBTQI+ young people.
In Kupang, Indonesia, we have two projects with partner organisation Yayasan Tanpa Batas (YTB). Streets to Strength: Kupang aims to support child street workers and assist them where possible to return to their home and family. We're also working on GLoBal TIes, which is supporting the development of an LGBT community organisation.
In Rote, Indonesia, we have supported the development of a peer education program that teaches young people about HIV/AIDS and sexual health, and advocates for access to sexual health services.
In Mbale, Uganda, we are working on Streets to Strength: Mbale with Child Restoration Outreach (CRO) to support their great work with street children. We’re providing a range of technical support, programs and funds that assist CRO to improve their practice and further their goal of supporting street children to return to their families or find some other sustainable form of support.