SEE program has finally arrived in Kowanyama
Two local men have commenced work on the construction of the new Women’s Shelter in Pormpuraaw. Both men have previous construction experience and white cards and have been able to gain work with Strategic Builders who have the contract to complete the works. These men are excellent attenders at their WfD activity and have made it to the top of the list for recommendations to the contractors due to this.
Great job so far – we are excited to see the final product!
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.