First Hand Solutions is an Aboriginal Corporation with Deductible Gift Recipient status whose mission is to provide hands on solutions to the problems faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.
It has two arms.
1) The first is a social enterprise arm the Blak markets and Indigigrow
2) Community programs
We specialise in developing and implementing educational and community-based programs and services for Indigenous people and are ground-breaking in our hands on approach to closing the gap in aboriginal communities.
We take great pride in developing and delivering interesting and engaging, culturally sympathetic and thoroughly researched programs for Indigenous people. We also provide programs that are focused on re-integrating participants back into the broader community in a positive and supportive way.
Our programs focus on teaching participants identified skills, which include strategies to encourage participation, engagement and negotiation techniques within school environment and Indigenous communities. We have a strong focus on engaging Indigenous people to create positive role models.
Our programs and services are designed to boost self-esteem and self-confidence for parents and their children by enhancing relationship building exercises, based on respect and mutual responsibility. We always work hard to ensure that programs delivered are engaging for parents, children and young people, teachers and students, the elders and community representatives.
First Hand Solutions has a great deal of experience to draw on to deliver these camps, through award winning Director, Peter Cooley, who has run Catch N Cook cultural programs through-out Sydney and NSW. These programs were extremely well supported by Indigenous parents, elders and community with outstanding results achieved. The community has indicated strong support for more of these programs.