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Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program

We’ve launched our campaign to crowd fund the Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program. Please donate at Chuffed.org/project/pnabc to help us help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people get their birth certificate.

Any amount you can spare will go directly to supporting the program to keep it alive. For all inquiries regarding the campaign and media please call 0407415493.

Why is this program important?

An estimated 160,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples do not have a birth certificate.  As a consequence they struggle to fully participate in Australian society without this simple but vital document. They experience difficulty enrolling in schools and in accessing mainstream services, such as opening bank accounts, joining sporting clubs, voting, and applying for a job, a driver’s licence or a passport. They cannot be selected for jury duty, open their own business,

Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program

The Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Project is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program that aims to redress this issue by conducting sign-up days in towns and areas where there are significant numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who don’t have birth certificates. Since the program’s inception more than 12,000 people have gained access to their birth certificates.

Click here to watch the video to see why it is important.

 


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p. 0429 684 488

Ronald Naden

2/26 Gordon Street

COFFS HARBOUR  NSW  2450

e. ronaldn@pathfinders.ngo