Good News Stories

Certificate I in Construction

November 23, 2021

Wow, what a month it’s been, we have very successfully run a Certificate I in Construction in conjunction with the training company Jenagar. It was such a pleasure to welcome them into our community. Learn more about the training and what was made during the course.

RISE Vacancy Drive BBQ

November 19, 2021

On the 25th of October, RISE held a Vacancy Drive BBQ at Pormpuraaw. The drive was to promote the current vacancies to the community. We had 11 applications and had vacancies for parks and garden roles, Community Service workers, Aged Care workers, and Essential Service workers. Thanks to all that attended. If you would like to learn more of what is available please come in and see the friendly team at RISE.

Rise Kowanyama Arts and Culture Program

November 09, 2021

The Rise Kowanyama Arts and Culture program participants are currently in Cairns this week as the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) kicks off their virtual program. It’s the first time the Kowanyama participants are taking part in the in the exhibition. We are very proud of all the talented Kowanyama artists and are excited to see the online art fair from the 10th of November.

All RISE for Mango Harvesting

October 28, 2021

Over the last three years RISE has been invited to collect Mangoes from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade – Katherine Research Station.This year RISE along with Nyirrunggulung-RISE have been invited to assist with the mango distribution around our remote communities of Beswick, Barunga, Binjari, Kalano and Katherine regions. See all the photos from the day.

Kowanyama Certificate I in Construction

October 27, 2021

A group of young job seekers are busy training with the Certificate I in Construction at Kowanyama. It is great to see all the job seekers engaged in such valuable training.

Certificate I in Business

October 14, 2021

Ladies from RISE and Nyirrunggulung-RISE recently attended our Katherine course in Certificate 1 in Business. It was a great success and enjoyed by all.

NAIDOC Celebrations at Kalano Community

October 12, 2021

RISE was invited to participate in the NAIDOC Celebrations at the Kalano Family Fun Day held on the Sports oval at the Kalano Community. Thanks to all that made the event possible and for helping on the day.

Kowanyama White Card Training

August 31, 2021

We had a great turn out for the recent White Card Training at the MPC (Multi Purpose Centre) in Kowanyama.

Food Handling Training

August 27, 2021

A group of ladies recently attended the Kowanyama Food Handling Course. This course prepares the jobseekers for work readiness for when the Blue Café and Bakery re-open.

COVID Vaccinations in Pormpuraaw

August 16, 2021

COVID vaccinations have started at Pormpuraaw and Melissa Douthat RISE’s Business Manager has had her first jab today. From Monday 16 August – Friday 20 August
at the Justice Centre, Yalu Street, Pormpuraaw you can get vaccinated against COVID.