‘Raising Awareness of issues facing Rural and Remote Families through
programs and projects benefiting Aussie Bush Kids’
Horses for Courses for Bush Kids is a project and advocacy-based not-for-profit organisation that uses horses as common ground for participants to form life-long connections of friendship. We are focused on raising awareness of the adverse issues families face when raising children in rural, regional and remote parts of Australia and taking action to alleviate these effects through programs and projects.
Some of these include:
~ Social isolation effecting mental health; we create opportunities for social connectedness to foster healthy emotional and mental well-being
~ Educational inequities including distance education challenges & boarding school blues; we advocate for access to equitable education & remote study
~ Insufficient access to healthcare professionals & specialist diagnosis services; we partner with organisations bringing access to medical services and healthcare through telehealth for the bush.
~ Inadequate access to reliable, year-round services including telecommunication & all weather roads; we advocate for adequate services to sustain connection for education, socialisation and business for families living in the bush.
~ Pressures from climatic uncertainties, unrelenting drought, unpredictable floods and devastating fires; through our programs we are creating a community to support families facing tough times in the bush.
Horses for Courses for Bush Kids runs a a number of programs which create opportunities for rural and remote children to come together is a social environment. For some bush kids, it can be months between catch up’s with kids of the same age. We create opportunities for kids to make lasting friendships and lifelong memories in fun social settings.
If you'd like to donate to this great cause you can learn more here.
Click here to read more about the programs, Horses for Courses for Bush Kids runs throughout the year.