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Mornington Island Hairdressing Salon

October 31, 2018

Mornington Island has the first hair salon in a remote area that provides training and work experience for young women on the island. RISE Ventures envisioned that the salon would be a great activity to inspire and engage women to look at hairdressing as a possible career option, whilst also providing training and experience in a business.

Mornington Island Cemetery Restoration Project

A Community Development Program activity has seen the old cemetery on Mornington Island recently restored and now a place for local people to visit. The Cemetery is a sacred place and full of family history.

Hackerspace Kuranda

The Hackerspace at Kuranda, North Queensland, is providing a unique space and learning facility to engage youth in new technologies. It is building capacity for local young people to advance in the future world.

Better social and economic outcomes planned for Australia’s remote communities

October 18, 2018

A recent conference hosted by Rise Ventures was held to empower local communities by bringing Mayors and CEOs of regional and remote councils together with key decision makers and drivers of Indigenous policy, including the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. The aim of the conference was to directly…

Mayors and CEOs Conference Empowering local communities

September 28, 2018

  RISE Ventures empowering local communities: Mayors and CEOs to have open dialogue. RISE Ventures will host a conference on 4-5 October to drive better social and economic outcomes to communities in remote Australia. This first ever event will be officially opened by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Hon. Nigel Scullion, and will…

From work experience to paid positions for friendly four

September 27, 2018

Four exceptional young women – Wendy Williams, Jaymee Wason, Ciolla Riley and Tatyana Hudson. Role models in the Kuranda Community, these young ladies have been a close-knit team teaching and learning skills passed from one to the other.

Finding jobs in aged care

August 30, 2018

Indigenous job seekers are finding jobs in Katherine aged care homes. RISE Ventures and Australian Regional and Remote Community Services are building relationships in Katherine with the aim of supporting Indigenous job seekers into meaningful, sustainable employment in aged care facilities. Integrated Services Manager for ARRCS, Elizabeth O’Connor, said the partnership between the two organisations…

Katherine NAIDOC 2018

July 16, 2018

Here’s some great photos from the Kalano Family fun day for NAIDOC Week supported by the RISE Venture Katherine team. #NAIDOCWeek #CommunityPride indigenous.gov.au               

Mornington Island NAIDOC 2018

‘Because of her we can’ NAIDOC celebrations in the Gulf of Carpentaria RISE Ventures helped the whole island participate in NAIDOC Day celebrations – great day to be in and with community. We are especially proud to be working in a community with so many strong female role models! #CDPSuccess #Communitypride        …

Pormpuraaw Cemeteries

May 31, 2018

There has been a lot of care and attention shown by the RISE Ventures crew in these projects which are close to the heart of all in Pormpuraaw. These photos speak volumes about the dedication and commitment to the restoration of the local cemeteries. Once one cemetery has been finished we have moved on to the…