Our vision is to support the strengthening of Aboriginal participation, practice and cultural exchange through digital mediums so as to enhance the understanding of Aboriginal Australia for all Australians.

We provide digital learning platforms, programs and services to all Australians from across Australia in support of Aboriginal education and culture. All profits from any projects supported by the Burraga Foundation are reinvested into continuing our work in delivering digital inclusion programs for Aboriginal people.

Our Board

 
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Aaron Hughes

Aaron has worked in the Information Technology sphere of the education market since 1994. Founding his first company in 2002 delivering large scale web based projects for global companies ESPN, Pfizer, alongside web based platforms for educational institutions.  In 2010 Aaron co-founded Momentum Cloud a leading provider of online school administrative systems.

Through Momentum Clouds work alongside Australia’s first peoples the MGoals platform was founded in 2013. The founding of MGoals was also motivated by the intersection of Aaron’s path with Joe Anderson’s story.

Aaron has been an active advocate for how technology can play a role in supporting equality for all Australians through the delivery of online tools that improve offline relationships, community engagement and an individual’s confidence in their identity.

Founder MGoals
Founder Burraga Foundation
Co – Founder Momentum Cloud
Director Burraga Foundation

Cindy Berwick

Cindy grew up in the inner city of Sydney and is a Ngunnawal woman descending from the Bell family in Yass. As a secondary mathematics teacher she commenced her teaching career in 1984 and has held various executive positions both within schools and across NSW Department of Education. Cindy has also lectured at Sydney University and University of Western Sydney. Cindy believes Aboriginal people should self-determine their own future and has a strong commitment to social justice.

President NSW AECG
Director Burraga Foundation

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Paul Morris

As a former Director of Public Schools NSW, Paul led high level organisational strategic planning, resource management and workforce development. This included initiatives across all levels of government, the private sector and non-government organisations. Paul also had responsibility for the Aboriginal Education portfolio across an area that ranged from Wollongong to the Victorian border and across the Snowy Mountains, Monaro and Queanbeyan regions.

Prior to holding this position, Paul was principal at Eden Marine High School. Paul currently provides consultancy and coaching services in leadership, organisational and workforce development

Director Cetana
Director Burraga Foundation 

Benjamin Ballard

My name is Ben Ballard and I am an Aboriginal primary teacher at Bungendore Public School. I have been an active member of Federation since joining the NSW Department of Education and Communities in 2004 after a career in the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation in Western NSW.

I have been the Aboriginal Executive member and a Councillor for the Aboriginal Members Roll since 2009. I have been a Project Officer and a Relief Officer at Federation Head Office and a Queanbeyan delegate to Federation’s Annual Conference. I have also been the Fed Rep at my school and the President of the Queanbeyan Primary School Sports Association.

I understand that to assist all teachers to continue providing the best education possible in our schools, we must be provided with adequate funding, resourcing and the continuation of programs that are already providing excellent results. This is why I am a Councillor for the Aboriginal Members Roll and the Aboriginal member on Executive.

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Dr Shayne T Williams

Dr Shayne T Williams is from from the Aboriginal community of La Perouse, located on the northern side of Botany Bay in Sydney. His parents were Thomas Henry Williams OBE and Iris Williams (née Callaghan). He is Dharawal through his paternal and maternal grandmothers. He is also Dhungutti through his maternal grandfather and Gomilaroi through his paternal grandfather. He is also connected to the peoples of Victoria through his paternal great-grandfather.

From 1991 to 2011, Shayne worked within the tertiary sector, specialising in Indigenous studies, Indigenous education and Indigenous research. He is currently an Aboriginal Language and Culture Consultant with the NSW AECG Inc. In this role he is actively engaged in promoting the advancement of Aboriginal language and culture nests within New South Wales, and advancing localised Aboriginal cultural education through curriculum development and professional development of teachers.