Right now, QLD & NSW communities are being impacted by floods. Many people have lost their homes and their businesses, entire communities are displaced.
The Koori Curriculum is coordinating relief packages and assistance for early childhood educators as part of the Northern Rivers Preschool Alliance who have been detrimentally impacted by the 2022 floods.
So far, we know that Ballina River Street Preschool, Coraki Preschool, St Mary’s Casino, Lismore Preschool and East Lismore Preschool have been inundated, they will have lost everything and have extensive damage to their buildings.
Casino Baptist Preschool, Bentley Preschool, and Evans Head-Woodburn Preschools have had water in the buildings.
We know this list will grow as many more early learning services are without power and internet at this stage and flood waters have not receded.
This does not begin to cover the number of families and Educators in these communities who have also lost their homes.
During these times Australians have a rich tradition of banding together to support in any way they can.
This can be through:
- Monetary donations
- Physical donations such as clothes, toys, books, food etc.
- Sharing the word on social media
- Engaging with your networks to spread the word and find donations
As the situation is still ongoing we are working with our contacts to sort out the best way people can support these communities and will be updating this page as more information becomes available.