Project Info

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Team Name

Wind breakers

Team Members

5 members with unpublished profiles.

Project Description

The Belonging project will be - Everybody belongs in society. Some children/adults are stigmatised by what has been traditionally called “special needs” or differences. This doesn’t need to happen. Utilising appropriate datasets to identify targeted populations with differences key community members can start a conversation with them to listen to their stories of exclusive community interactions. The key community members can then personalise Inclusion Stories templates for their community and have books printed. Datasets identified through the Belonging project site as being relevant to local statistics will be analysed to produce an indication of how many resources need to be printed and the ideal locations to be placed.

The pick your own path novel puts the reader in common microaggressive situations to allow the reader to experience what fellow students/ community members that are stigmatised face. By choosing various options they are led to very different outcomes. A way of putting children (and adult) readers in the shoes of the stigmatised to understand how to include everyone.

Data Story

Team Windbreakers used the data to identify groups who are at risk of being excluded from the community due to their disabilities or other conditions. We have combined it with data which highlights geographic location so our service can provide connections between at risk groups and relevant members of the community ( to ensure their stories and opinions are heard). Other data allows us to identify concentrations of common social issues for focussed support.

Evidence of Work


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Team DataSets

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Description of Use Look at diversity and household structure so the inclusion stories can be offered to the appropriate areas.

Data Set

Onkaparinga city council

Description of Use Look at diversity and household structure so the inclusion stories can be offered to the appropriate areas.

Data Set

NDIS demand map

Description of Use Although written for potential employment based on ndis funding (our region is currently and potentially massively understaffed) the data is useful for our project as it specifies needs. The included instructions for the template of our inclusion stories utilises this data to alert the identified key community stakeholders of demand for certain type of bold required in the region.

Data Set

Students with disability by region and school year

Description of Use Ability to understand potential need for inclusion story books per region and age appropriate story development.

Data Set

Data by region

Description of Use Discovery and research into patterns and areas of possible malignant social psychology amongst groups of people through analysis of participation in society in valued roles

Data Set

NEIS program data

Description of Use Data of participants connected with minority groups and success from these groups.

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Skill shortages

Description of Use Research, identify possible adventure trajectories

Data Set

VCAMS Proportion of children with special health care needs

Description of Use Research and information

Data Set

Challenge Entries

🌟 How can we make education inclusive for students with disabilities?

Various disabilities can prove to be a barrier to learning and functioning in education. In order to provide an inclusive environment, institutions and educators need to learn how to help remove those barriers; and students need to feel that they can be involved in the process.

Go to Challenge | 6 teams have entered this challenge.

Helping a social impact ‘start up’ (small organisation) to tell their story

Small and informal community/interest groups who have formed to solve local problems need data to know if their activities are making a difference and to re-design programs. How can we help these groups tell their story through data so they can seek support (political, financial, and on the ground) by showing how their programs are working, and decide where to focus next?

Go to Challenge | 23 teams have entered this challenge.

Helping Start-ups and New Small Businesses in Australia

Choose one of the following questions to address: 1. What trends in business activity can help encourage self-employment through NEIS? 2. What type of NEIS businesses are being started and are successful (participated in the full 12 months of NEIS Assistance) and what can we learn from broader industry growth areas? 3. How do we encourage self-employment through greater participation in NEIS for cohorts currently underrepresented?

Go to Challenge | 21 teams have entered this challenge.

Local Government Information Technology Association of South Australia

How might we identify opportunities for improvement or new Council services, infrastructure and facilities to benefit community outcomes in South Australia?

Go to Challenge | 15 teams have entered this challenge.