New Women’s shelter in Pormpuraaw

June 06, 2019

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!

Jewellery Workshop Kowanyama

May 31, 2019

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

May 20, 2019

Mother’s Day Morning Tea – Kuranda Community Kindergarten, Thank you

Country Music hoedown in Kowrowa community

April 24, 2019

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. 

Happy Easter from Gunbalanya!

April 17, 2019

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.

Farewell to Jo and Craig

March 15, 2019

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.

From Old to New

December 03, 2018

The participants at our Mareeba Maintenance Activity have been learning about motor vehicles and recently converted an old tractor into working order.

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.