Diruwun Childhood workforce support and development is funded by the CAGEs Foundation and developed by Early Start UOW. 

Early Start, a place where curiosity rules 

A place where research, education, and community come together for children, especially for those growing up in regional and remote Australia. No matter their background, circumstance or challenges - we stand for kids. 

Early Start is a collaborative initiative between the Commonwealth Government, the Abbott foundation and the University of Wollongong to positively impact the life trajectories of children growing up in regional and remote Australia. Early Start is an entity of the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. 

In 2009, Paul and Sandra Salteri established CAGES Foundation, wanting to involve their children in their philanthropy, who decided the foundation should focus on making a positive difference in the lives of First Nations’ children.

We recognise that we do not have the answers or hold the knowledge. We will be guided by First Nations people. 

Woolyungah Indigenous Centre

Woolyungah Indigenous Centre (WIC) provides entry pathways and support services to Indigenous Australians pursuing tertiary study at the University of Wollongong. With a focus on fostering a community environment, you’ll have the freedom to embrace your Indigenous culture and an opportunity to achieve academic excellence

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