The Nangala Project


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We are a non-profit initiative to relieve poverty and disadvantage amongst Australian Indigenous children and their families, through creating locally engaged, sustainable opportunity.

Leading Australian Indigenous strategy and design company, Balarinji, conceived the vision of The Nangala Project in 2010 to deliver three ground breaking and interrelated community programs in remote Australia:

  • Indi Kindi, preparing under five year old children for literacy and numeracy, offering them a better chance of reaching basic Australian educational benchmarks

  • John Moriarty Football for under six, eight and ten year old boys and girls to use football (soccer) to improve school attendance and achieve sustainable healthier outcomes for families and communities

The Nangala Project focuses and formalises Balarinji citizenship charter and not-for-profit activities, which have been central to the company’s business philosophy since its establishment in 1983.

“Nangala” is a women’s skin name from the Borroloola NT community, and reflects the cultural strength and wisdom of Indigenous Law women. It pays tribute to their aspirations for a better future for their children and grandchildren. Skin names are used traditionally to group people into classifications for belonging to land areas, for marriage protocols and to reflect ceremonial connections.