Child Rich Communities
The overarching goal of the Child Rich Communities (CRC) project is to grow a movement of people who think and work in community-led ways to improve child, family and whānau well-being.
It’s well known that here in Aotearoa there are big issues when it comes to the wellbeing of our children. We think one part of the jigsaw is changing not just policies, but how we approach issues. It seems clear that the way we’re addressing issues isn’t always working: many of the big issues have been with us for a while, through successive governments, different policies and multiple reforms. So where do we go? Well, as the quote goes, you can’t do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result. So how about we focus on doing things differently?
Watch some of the Bright Spot communities
Learn more from these locals leading change in their communities. Hear their stories and share their insights into the rewards and challenges of using community-led approaches to support children and families.
Meet the Bright Spots
Resources and Reports
You can also check out our Bright Spots webinar from 2017. In this webinar, we examined three lessons that emerged from the Bright Spots report. Lizzie McMillan from Wesley Action Waitangirua and Jenny Jurgens from Whanganui Central Baptist Kindergarten provided great case studies to demonstrate these learnings in practice.
Learn More & Connect
Does this sound like something you’re interested in? Or something you are already doing within your community? Get in touch, join the movement or tell your story.