Late in 2015, Woodside signed a five-year agreement with Regional Development Australia – Pilbara (RDA Pilbara) to support early years networks in Karratha and Roebourne through the Woodside Development Fund.
This is the first initiative supported by the Woodside Development Fund in Roebourne and Karratha.
Rubber has already hit the road with the first Karratha Early Years Group Network meeting held on 18 February.
The overarching objectives of this initiative are to improve Australian Early Development Census community profile results, increase school readiness, and improve member access to professional development opportunities.
The initiative also brings together funders in the Pilbara who have an interest in the early years a minimum of twice a year.
Launched in 2014, the Woodside Development Fund is a $20 million commitment to support programs and organisations that focus on early childhood development.
The Woodside Development Fund aims to bring a collaborative approach to reducing developmental vulnerability and improving outcomes for children aged zero to eight years old.