Tania Major is a local woman from Kowanyama that runs a jewellery workshop for young women in partnership with RISE.
Mother’s Day Morning Tea – Kuranda Community Kindergarten, Thank you
The Country Music hoe-down last Thursday had a magnificent turnout. This community function organised by RISE was a fun day open to all, young and old from the Kowrawa community.
The team at Gunbalanya had an Easter Morning Tea with all the WFD participants today. Everyone who turned up to work or their activity got a raffle ticket for the lovely easter goodies.
Today we farewell Joanne and Craig Bate from our CDP in Mornington. They are a terrific couple that has achieved amazing things with RISE Ventures and the community and people in Mornington Island.
The participants at our Mareeba Maintenance Activity have been learning about motor vehicles and recently converted an old tractor into working order.
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.
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.
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.
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…