Explore some of the exciting, colourful and challenging ways OMEP Australia has improved early childhood education and helped care for thousands of young children in need across Australia and the Asia Pacific.

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2013 WASH Project for UNICEFIn cooperation with UNICEF, a hand washing, teeth cleaning, nose blowing project in isolated Aboriginal communities and in Poro, Papua New Guinea has been established.... Continue Reading
2013 Beth Stubbs Memorial Rain Dance ProjectOMEP Australia’s team in Victoria is leading the development of an innovative Rain Dance project in the award-winning Australian garden at Melbourne’s Royal Botannical Gardens.... Continue Reading
2012 Teacher Training of Voluntary Early Childhood Educators in Provincial Papua New GuineaVolunteers from Oro Province were brought to Perth for a month and given intensive lectures and workshops, as well as school visits and general cultural enrichment. ... Continue Reading
2011 Japan Kodomo FundFunds were donated to assist the child victims of the Eastern Japan Great Earthquake.... Continue Reading
2011 Establishing Early Childhood Education in Papua New GuineaBuilding funds, teacher salaries, and a wide range of curriculum and play materials have been sent to Oro Province, along with a fresh water tank and money for food for the children when crops failed.... Continue Reading
2010 Teacher Training and Early Childhood Practice at Crispins Kindergarten, PNGDr Dawn Butterworth travelled to Poro, Popondetta, PNG to train 8 volunteers to be early childhood educators, to open this post tsunami elementary school and to demonstrate good practice.... Continue Reading
2008 Refugee Welcoming KitsEach year, a book bag containing toiletries, toys, drawing materials, reading book and basic clothing such as socks and undies, along with a welcoming letter is distributed to newly arrived refugee children on behalf of OMEP Australia... Continue Reading
2007 PNG Village SchoolsDuring a visit to PNG, Dr Butterworth was asked to provide urgent assistance with village schools in Oro Province. Subsequently, OMEP Aust provided roofing iron for Inota/Ajora Village School to keep the children dry from the monsoon rains. At Beama Elementary School, $300 was donated to buy much-needed stationary materials.... Continue Reading
2006 Desert ProjectIn order to celebrate the United Nations Year of Deserts, picture, story books and games on deserts and water conservation were donated to remote Aboriginal desert community schools throughout Australia.... Continue Reading
2006 Establishing Kindergartens in remote villages of SabahIn 2006, Dr Dawn Butterworth was invited to visit Sabah to see how OMEP Aust could assist with the development of early childhood education there.... Continue Reading
2005 Asian Tsunami Project2005 Asian Tsunami Project Coordinated by Joan Waters, Vice-president of the Asia-Pacific Region, US$31,650 was raised by all the National Committees of OMEP. $10,000 was given to Sri Lanka (Matara District) and Indonesia (Aceh Province). ... Continue Reading
2000 – 2003 OMEP Aust Children’s Art CollectionAll State Chapters were involved in collecting young children’s art based on the theme of Children’s Play in the 21st Century. Convenors from each state were appointed to arrange for local exhibitions.... Continue Reading
1999 Grandfather StoriesIn order to mark the United Nations Year of Older Persons, national members interviewed grandfathers, using an interview schedule devised by Dr Dawn Butterworth. ... Continue Reading
1998 Young Children and their RightsThis booklet, to which many members contributed, was circulated around the Chapters for editing and approval before being launched at the 22nd World Council and Congress in Denmark by President, Candide Pinault.... Continue Reading
1997 Books for IndonesiaAt the request of the President of OMEP Indonesia, many children’s picture and story books were collected, packed and shipped to Indonesia.... Continue Reading
1995 Tolerance In celebration of UN Year of Tolerance5,000 leaflets were distributed free of charge to non-government organisations, TAFE colleges and universities throughout Australia. Grants were received from the Graduates Association of the Institute for Early Child Development, the Lady Gowrie Child Centre, and the Free Kindergarten Association to cover the costs of publication.... Continue Reading
1994 UN Year of the Family SeminarsA series of seminars on topics relevant to the family was sponsored by publishing company Rigby Heinemann. Each state chapter received $200 towards the cost of a speaker and venue.... Continue Reading
1993 Children and the Sun: Everybody’s ConcernFollowing a display at the 1992 World Congress in Arizona, this kit of materials was produced to help early childhood educators protect young children from the harmful effects of the UV rays of the sun.... Continue Reading
1991 A Saved EnvironmentOMEP Australia’s first national project consisted of a display showing simple ways to reduce consumerism by re-using and recycling materials. Shown at the AECA Triennial Conference in Adelaide and accompanied by supporting printed materials, this project was sponsored by OAS Engineering.... Continue Reading