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.
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.
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.
🌟 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.
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?
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?