Indigenous training and employment solutions

RISE Ventures Community Development Programs - strengthening communities and building a skilled workforce

RISE Ventures is delivering the Community Development Program in Gumbalayna and Katherine in Northern Territory,
and Mornington Island, Kowanyama/Pormpuraaw and the Western Tablelands in Queensland. The program is helping to provide training and employment pathways for local people as well as developing business enterprises for long term employment and economic impact. Each region delivers activities that engage with the local community and help build infrastructure and spaces to foster community spirit and pride.

Through consultation with traditional owners and local organisations, RISE Ventures identifies activities that engage youth, provide training and employment, build local capacity and enhance community life.



Job Seeker of the Week: Ananias Ganaraj AKA Cowboy

Cowboy currently attends our Community Improvement activity on a daily basis. Cowboy is always the first to help our supervisors and pitches in when required. We helped Cowboy to receive his WHS card in June for Construction.

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Job Seeker of the Week: Cain Nangamu

Meet Cain – he’s one of our most talented job seekers. Cain does his activity at Injalak Arts Centre. We assisted Cain to obtain his Learner’s Permit back in October last year.

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Job Seeker of the Week: Roseshelle Kitchener

Roseshelle Kitchener is our well-deserved Kowanyama job seeker of the week! At the start of the week, being relatively new to the sewing activity, Roseshelle was quite scared of using a sewing machine.

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Job Seeker of the Week: Vincent William

Vincent is a young cultural leader in his community who is stepping up to do more. Through his participation in our hosted activity with Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation Men’s Group,

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Jobseeker of the week: Delena Coyne

Delena has been working with RISE Katherine since November 2015. A mother of 4 wonderful children and still manages to work full time at Top End Health Services. 

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Job Seeker of the Week: Audrey Waraumiya

Audrey has been born and bred in the beautiful community of Minjilang on Crocker Island. Being on an isolated and small island, Audrey has found it hard to gain employment.

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Food ladder ready for new tenants

Over the past few weeks, the team at Food Ladder have been working hard on accommodation for their new tenants

Binjari has been consistently great since our start at the site on the 1st of July.

The attendance at Binjari has been consistently great since our start at the site on the 1st of July. The majority of the performance of this site is attributed to the Team and their engagement with the Community and its representatives.

Pormpuraaw’s brand new Women’s shelter

Pormpuraaw’s brand new Women’s shelter has now been completed. After community consultation was undertaken on the design over previous years,

RISE Binjari delivers great outcomes only a month in!

A great evening was had by all that attended the official Kowanyama Museum and Art Exhibition opening last week. The Kowanyama Mayor Michael Yam took all involved on a tour of the centre and cooked up a traditional Kup Murri with fresh wallaby and goanna for the community to enjoy.