Communities Leading Change Project

The Communities Leading Change Project works with community members who have a disability or care for a family member with a disability to co‐design projects where they analyse cultural and systemic barriers preventing access to tertiary education and subsequent employment. During the project, participants learned about supports available for people with a disability, and they created a series of easy-to-use accessible resources to motivate people with disability from multicultural backgrounds to participate in education and employment. During the process, participants became advocates and ambassadors for their own communities. The resources will strengthen engagement and advocacy when working with people with disability from multicultural communities.


These series of mandalas were created in partnership with the African Women’s Federation of South Australia. The participants were women with a disability or caring for children and/or young people with a disability.


The themes were: acceptance, strengths, connection, participation, resilience.


These series of videos were created by a group of young people, who called themselves ‘We are here for Change’, they are from refugee backgrounds and aged between 14 and 28. The videos were produced and directed by the team of Farda TV, producers of the local community TV Channel in Adelaide. They are in English and in different community languages, as well as translated and captioned in English.