In a small and remote community with limited opportunities, two young Indigenous mothers gained skills, experience and confidence that enabled them to secure employment.
Justin Lawrence, our Trade and Tool Supervisor, recently has had his hands full with supplying the community with sanitiser stations so that businesses can meet the hygiene standards required now.
After COVID-19 restrictions forced closures, the Kybrook Community is open for activities again and the residents couldn’t be happier.
Last Friday the RISE Katherine office provided around 70 warm take away stews to our job seekers who have been effected by the COVID-19 restrictions.
It is essential for community stores to remain open during this time
Over the past few months, the Kybrook Men’s Activity have been working with the EON Foundation and its employees to construct a community garden to supply the community with fresh veggies.
Up until the COVID-19 closure the team have installed reticulation and garden beds and planted pumpkins and chilli plants.
Construction has also begun on extending the garden shed into a green-house to raise the seedlings for further planting.
It was very hard ground but the team all pitched in to get the task done.
Plans are also in place to construct a fence around the gardens when the activities open back up again and we cannot wait to dig in when the restrictions are lifted.
Still loving his job two years later
Before the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the RISE Ventures team managed to arrange for a record number of job seekers in Kowanyama to obtain and renew their drivers’ licenses. This was made possible through a lot of pre-planning and hard work from a great dedicated team. We assisted in obtaining IDs and getting the…
Australian Day 2020
Some of the Crafty Crew have been very busy making Joey pouches for the WildFire Rescue facilities in the southern states that have been devastated by the bushfires.