Youth Engagement is Taking Off in Pormpuraaw!

April 24, 2024

In February, we shared this story of three young men who had started learning carpentry with our Supervisors in Pormpuraaw. Since then, our youth engagement has taken off! We’ve welcomed 12 disengaged young people in the past 6-weeks.   Seeing what their mates had been doing with the RISE Ventures team prompted more young men to…

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…

Kowanyama March Update

Kowanyama Community Update

March 22, 2023

Here’s your Kowanyama community update for March! We’ve been busy this month! Get an update on our Men’s and Women’s Meeting Places, Youth Grove and Digital Hub.   We’re also celebrating 13 community members who are transitioning into employment with the Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council. Congratulations – the team is proud of you!    Men’s…

The Bull Has Arrived Pormpuraaw

November 14, 2017

Pormpuraaw community has welcomed the arrival of RISE Ventures mechanical bull. The idea for having a mechanical bull came from understanding the connection local people have had historically with the cattle industry and their love of country. By purchasing a mechanical bull we are able to provide an outlet for the community which fits with…

Bonnie Fejo – Trainee Administration Officer Katherine

April 21, 2016

Hello, my name is Bonnie Fejo and I am a local indigenous woman. I have lived in Katherine all my life and my family heritage originates from two different regions, Darwin and Arnhem land. In 2010, I joined the girl’s school academy (Stronger Smarter Sisters) at Katherine High School in which I completed my education….