Jack Thompson Foundation - Garma 2017

Housing Project 2017

The Jack Thompson Foundation Homeland Building Program addresses Unemployment and Housing shortages. The foundations projects seek to address these through an integrated learning program with practical on the ground skills. The aim is to facilitate the teaching of indigenous Australians, how to build their own houses out of the materials and resources available in their own country: the “living ground”.

Jack Thompson Foundation Way

The ‘Jack Thompson Foundation Way’ is a two-way concept, the “Living ground” and “Two-way learning” the use of these concepts in all we do ensures respect and preservation of cultural values, both in the project community and in the country as a whole.

Homelands Building Program

They gathered from the living ground” is a simple line from a poem that has been etched into Jack’s memory for many years.

The Vision

The Jack Thompson Foundation Homeland Building Program addresses Unemployment and Housing shortages. The foundations projects seek to address these through an integrated learning program with practical on the ground skills.

First Meeting of the Jack Thompson Foundation Housing

Pictured from left to right: Jeremy Sparks – Event Engineering, Jack Thompson – JTF, Michael Rose – KPMG, Nici Long – Cave Urban.