This week, VACCA launched the Morning Tea for Culture campaign, encouraging groups to register to fundraise for Aboriginal children in care, and learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
VACCA is calling on schools, businesses, sporting groups and places of worship to take part and register to host a morning tea.
By hosting a morning tea and raising funds, participants will directly support cultural programs that ensure Aboriginal children in care remain close to their culture and stay safe, protected and strong.
VACCA supports children in care with opportunities to connect to their culture and community through unique programs such as Cultural Camps, Art Mentoring, and Koorie Tiddas choir.
Last year, VACCA supported over 3000 families and 340 Aboriginal children in care with access to VACCA’s programs, that allow them to heal.
VACCA CEO Muriel Bamblett says it’s a strong connection to culture, country, community and family that VACCA offers through programs, to ensure Aboriginal children in care know who they are, who their people are and where their country is.
“A strong culture builds a sense of self-esteem, resilience, and improved outcomes in health, education, economic stability and community safety in our Aboriginal communities,” she said.
Morning tea’s can be held at any time throughout the year, but Reconciliation week offers participants the opportunity to support self-determination and learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture, History and how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
Find out more about hosting a Morning Tea for Culture.