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First Nations Partnerships

Stand Up has a special and enduring relationship with the Aboriginal communities of Toomelah and Boggabilla. For over 15 years, ‘Jewish mob’ and these communities have built long-lasting friendships based on mutual respect, admiration and a desire to learn and grow from each other.

Our relationship with Toomelah and Boggabilla materialises through 3 unique programs: Derech Eretz, Camp Connections and Young Adults. Each program has a set of unique objectives, designed to engage and partner with young people in Toomelah and Boggabilla to facilitate structured leadership, vocational and educational opportunities for people in the community, as well as fun and engaging games for younger members of the community during the school holidays.

The Hebrew term ‘Derech Eretz’ means literally, ‘the way of the land’, but as a concept embodies the idea of conduct that contributes to decency, respect, and social awareness. This is the name we have chosen for our Jewish-Aboriginal partnership program with Toomelah and Boggabilla.