The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress runs its own long-term development programs in conjunction with its network of people on the ground. It does so through its holistic ministry activities and its community development programs.
Development programs are multifaceted. They include aspects of education, health and aged care, construction, business enterprise development, literacy programs, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, women and youth leadership, to name a few.
Unlike other development agencies which work through and fund external organisations for their community development work, the UAICC is responsible for designing its own programs and managing its own outcomes. This allows for greater accountability and enables our Indigenous Christian values to permeate all aspects of our work.
Development programs are mostly designed and managed by people who have been living in a particular community for a long period of time. Such people are generally best placed to identify the needs and problems of their local communities.