Message from our CEO, Jim Golden-Brown
NATSIC as a charity has been doing some amazing things with our Partners, Aboriginal Community Services in SA, Vinnies Parramatta Central Council in NSW and Titans PDRL, Northern United Aboriginal Rugby League and a host of others in supporting our communities with much needed donations and support of local initiatives.
After this weeks trip to Central Australia and having further requests for hygiene products to help eliminate Trachoma in Australia a new partnership with Melbourne University is being forged.
So with everything we have done in the past and where we are headed, NATSIC is consolidating what we have been doing. Therefore I am pleased to launch;
NATSIC Community Health and Wellbeing Program (NCHWP).
NCHWP is a program established to facilitate improving the Health and Wellbeing of First Nations Communities through usage of our networks, partnerships, stakeholder relationships, capabilities, profile and Brand.
We will achieve this by facilitating third party support and donations of personal health and hygiene related products to collect, deliver and distribute to our First Nations Community partners throughout Australia.
To date, NATSIC has facilitated the provision of handmade blankets to Communities in the APY Lands in Central Australia and North Coast Communities in NSW, handmade beanies, as well as male and female personal hygiene and sanitary products, with an added bonus, in many cases, of handbags provided to those who wanted them, leading to an increase in self-worth, self-esteem and better health outcomes, which is one of the strategic aims of the NCHWP.
Healthy Mob, Healthy Culture, Healthy Future