We here at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence are launching our official enterprise blog. This new online medium will be a place where we share stories about the innovation surrounding the Centre, our partners and our work.
The NCIE is a progressive social enterprise. We engage in social innovation at every opportunity to develop novel approaches to creating better futures for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities. Our CEO, Jason Glanville, often inspires the team to think as if anything is possible and to know that ‘we are only limited by our imaginations.’ As a team we are always striving to be more creative in how we design our programs, develop our thought leadership and utilise our world-class assets.
This blog, over time, will develop the idea of Indigenous Innovation, a uniquely Indigenous approach to social innovation that informs and underpins the work of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.
The NCIE opened in February 2010 and through our work with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, the Centre is a deliberate attempt to move away from conventional deficit language and to develop an assets-based approach to excellence.
Young Indigenous Australians from across the country visit the NCIE to participate in life-changing positive programs in the pathways of arts and culture, learning and innovation, health and wellness, and sport and recreation. In our first year close to 7500 young people, 5000 of them Indigenous, visited the Centre to participate in our programs.
Visit the NCIE website to find out more.