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Pormpuraaw Land & Sea

Mentoring Youth and Enhancing the Pormpuraaw Community

April 12, 2024

The Pormpuraaw Land & Sea Project is a small but mighty team doing great things for their community.   Made up of RISE Supervisors and eager clients, they are a men’s group in action.   Their mission? To restore, beautify and maintain the outdoor spaces in their community and help locals along the way.  …

Cody Starts His Carpentry Apprenticeship with Pormpuraaw Council!

March 12, 2024

Cody Henaway is a self-driven young man from Pormpuraaw who is turning his talents into a sustainable career.   Cody completed year 12 of high school in 2022 and returned to the Pormpuraaw community. At school, he had already gained Certificate II in Engineering Pathways & Certificate I in Construction.  After graduation, Cody got casual work…

The RISE Retail Arts ‘N’ Craft Store is open for business!

March 04, 2024

  We celebrated the grand opening of the RISE Retail Arts ‘N’ Craft Store in Kowanyama on Wednesday 28 February!   We had 30 community members join us along with the RISE Ventures gardening team, office staff and uLaunch support workers.   Josh, our baker at the Kowanyama Bakery, kept everyone well-fed with a sausage sizzle and…

The First Step to a Career in Construction for Kybrook Locals

March 01, 2024

  In partnership with Aboriginal Enterprises Australia, RISE Ventures Katherine facilitated a 2-day White Card training and certification at Kybrook Community Farm. Eleven clients from Kybrook completed the training and we were pleasantly surprised to have eight women who are breaking down barriers in a male-dominated industry. One of the ladies even brought her young…

Building Project Sparks Engagement with Pormpuraaw Youth

February 26, 2024

  Engaging with youth in Pormpuraaw has been an ongoing challenge for our team but we’re celebrating a breakthrough with three young men with carpentry potential!  Stephen, Darren and Lloyd from our Community Projects team decided to change their approach with local youth and empower them to choose what they want to do with RISE’s…

February Newsletter

RISE Ventures February Newsletter

February 13, 2024

    This monthly newsletter is our opportunity to share with you the latest news, community updates and celebrations across the RISE remote employment, enterprise and community projects space. Welcome to our first newsletter of 2024! For us, 2023 was about sowing seeds of ideas and change, and creating fertile soil for growth. This year, those seeds are…

Kowanyama Farm Restoration Project

February 07, 2024

  For the past 5-months, RISE Ventures has been working in partnership with the Abm Elgoring Ambung Aboriginal Corporation on the Kowanyama Farm Restoration Project.    Located just outside of the Kowanyama township, the derelict farm presented the perfect opportunity to engage our clients in a substantial project with purpose.            …

RISE Ventures December Newsletter

RISE Ventures December Newsletter

December 14, 2023

    This monthly newsletter is our opportunity to share with you the latest news, community updates and celebrations across the RISE remote employment, enterprise and community projects space. With the end of the year fast approaching, things aren’t slowing down yet for our teams.  We’re proud to share that we’ll be part of two new initiatives in…

Mark - Tindal

Mark is Succeeding as a Ground Attendant at the Royal Australian Air Force Base in Tindal

November 10, 2023

We are thrilled to announce a fantastic placement that truly exemplifies the spirit of dedication and skill development! Meet Mark, an individual brimming with talent and enthusiasm, who was eagerly seeking an opportunity to showcase his skills and attitude. Thanks to our collaboration with Track SIS, he has a role as a ground attendant at…

Cameron Josiah and Justin Lawrence

Two Local Indigenous Men Lead RISE Ventures Kowanyama

October 24, 2023

RISE Ventures is celebrating two local Indigenous men stepping up to lead the RISE Kowanyama team. In the middle of 2023, Cameron Josiah was promoted to Business Manager and Justin Lawerence was promoted to Community Project Coordinator. Read the impressive stories of how Cameron and Justin have grown from young men to local leaders, with…