Deerubbin seeks to strengthen the confidence and self-reliance of Aboriginal people and families, and to provide greater opportunity to Aboriginal people and families:
“Aborigines, as all people, of all ages, will involve themselves and take total responsibility for their lives, at their choice of tasks that are significant to their history and nature, that they can undertake and shape at their pace, at their point of understanding, moving in their choices of directions towards their choices of goals in way they find are satisfying to them and to the wider society”
- A. Grey (Project Coordinator) Department of Adult Education (University of Sydney) "Aboriginal Family Education Centres: A final report to the Bernard Van Leer Foundation" (1969-1973).
We are committed to building a confident, resilient and caring community, based upon respect for Aboriginality and Aboriginal values.
As an organisation, we are also committed to professional, respectful and ethical behaviour.
We will seek to build and deepen our partnerships across Greater Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains with government and non government organisations which share this commitment to the development and success of our community in a professional, respectful and ethical manner.