Our Purpose


The Tjindu Foundation has been established to drive positive change for Aboriginal children across our community through cultural education and success in schooling that enables them to become future leaders.


For many Aboriginal language groups across South Australia, Tjindu (pronounced Jin-Doo) is the word for the sun, or sunshine. 

Tjindu encapsulates the intent of our foundation to create opportunities for the growth and development of Aboriginal children and young people for a bright future.

As a not-for-profit, modern, Aboriginal child and young-person centred organisation, our mission is to cultivate cultural and community wellbeing in South Australia through:

Delivering community-based cultural education activities for Aboriginal students across South Australia, and centering success and excellence for Aboriginal secondary students by providing innovative sporting, leadership, and health and wellbeing initiatives to ensure better education and employment prospects.

We are supported by key government stakeholders including the SA Department of Education (through SAASTA) and the National Indigenous Australians Agency.

Core Purpose


Working with partner schools and educators, the Tjindu Foundation provides Aboriginal families and young people with greater choice and access to quality education, and shapes pathways to sustainable employment.

Connecting Young people to culture

We work with Aboriginal communities and cultural educators to help Aboriginal students learn and connect to Aboriginal culture and identity, and celebrate Aboriginal identity in the twenty-first century.


Leveraging education and sport, the Tjindu Foundation ensures Aboriginal students have access to health and wellbeing services including GP health check-ups, counselling and cultural wellbeing programs.