Who are we & why is our message so unique?
Crackerjack Education is a unique, boutique, social enterprise firm that focuses on delivering meaningful results, locally and internationally for a select group of corporate, government and NFP/NGO clients and partners. With over 30 years of experience in the psychology, Social Work and Education sectors, Crackerjack’s approach is to select only those projects where it has the expertise to add strategic value and the ability to deliver significant results. The Education Dreaming Project was established in 2014 by the team at Crackerjack to focus on the areas of Professional Development training, education and CultuReGeneration.
We include a team of people who are passionate about presenting people’s ancient knowledge and history to the world within a culturally safe and positive framework. This framework stems from five years of undertaking a Cultural Relativity study in Australia which evolved from an awareness by a group of Australian Indigenous people that they have to find a way for others to learn and share their culture for it to survive. It also demonstrates how to deliver Indigenous programs that are completely and positively supported and include all the necessary resources to encourage people who are not Indigenous to deliver and share with confidence and joy in any location.
The Education Dreaming Project has a simple but exciting working philosophy that focuses on the humanity we all share, respecting difference and valuing diversity, breaking down the walls that keep the current negative cycles in respect to all cultures and Indigenous people’s interactions running, and enabling a positive cycle to develop in its place.
Our framework shows how all people will benefit incredibly when they connect, value and take personal pride in their countries Ancient cultures, and why it is critical for Indigenous peoples to support them in a positive manner to do so.
With a unique balance of listening and learning from all perspectives and world views, we have developed strategies to focus on the Ancient Indigenous knowledge systems as a first step of learning. By restoring, knowing and learning the historical and sacred Ancient knowledge systems, Indigenous people of today can only then truly understand the issues, loss & traumas that have been carried with each generation and continue to be handed down to our children of the future.
A balance will only occur and change effected when all people value their own ancient history and the deep understanding that comes from their respective Indigenous peoples intimate and extensive survival knowledge. For the greater good, the Indigenous people will be required to carefully and selectively share this knowledge within their own communities with patience, respect so others feel supported and curious. Restoring this balance creates a positive space for everyone to enjoy and will lead to a strengthening of the identity and culture of all peoples around the world.