January 2009

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GenerationOne Blog - January 2009


Building Real Opportunities for Our Youth

In the western Sydney suburb of Blacktown, Marist Youth Care (MYC) run a revolutionary Skills and Development training centre which is linking young job seekers with real employment opportunities.     The not-for-profit agency focuses on helping at risk young people get the support and skills they need to find a job and keep it.    Marist Youth Care CEO, Cate Sydes, said the program has been specifically developed to combat the many barriers to employment some young people face.   “MYC’s programs and services have been carefully developed, with young people as the focus and are dedicated to rehabilitating and supporting youth at risk. MYC helps to address the many complex issues and challenges faced by young people and their families,” ... More...

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Sharing Knowledge and Culture

The students of Clarendon Vale Primary School in Tasmania listened intently as Jeremy Donovan played the didgeridoo, spoke to the students in his traditional Kuku Yalanji language and shared some of his knowledge with them.    ... More...

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Schools kick off CREATivE CHANGE

The GenerationOne CREATivE CHANGE School Competition is giving teachers and students across the country an opportunity to start the conversation on Indigenous issues and reconciliation in the classroom.  The third annual GenerationOne school competition is now open and encourages all students, Primary and Secondary, Indigenous and non-Indigenous to get involved, work together and create an entry for the chance to win $15,000.  The 2012 competition has two divisions this year; Primary school and Secondary school division.  Primary schools are asked to recreate the GenerationOne theme song ‘Hands Across Australia’, whilst Secondary schools students are encouraged to reform the Warumpi Band’s 1980’s hit ‘Blackfella/Whitefella’.   &nb... More...

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Schools kick off CREATivE CHANGE

Use your voice, make your move and send your message! The GenerationOne CREATivE CHANGE School Competition is giving teachers and students across the country an opportunity to start the conversation on Indigenous issues and reconciliation in the classroom. The third annual GenerationOne school competition is now open and encourages all students, Primary and Secondary, Indigenous and non-Indigenous to get involved, work together and create an entry for the chance to win $15,000.  ... More...

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Jeremy Donovan joins the GenerationOne team

Internationally renowned didgeridoo player, Jeremy Donovan has joined with Tania Major, the GenerationOne team, and their supporters to promote a message of generational change aimed at ending Aboriginal disadvantage. “I believe that the right time to come together and act is now,” said Jeremy. He is from the Kuku Yalanji people of far North Queensland and the Gumbaynngirr people of the mid North Coast of NSW. An enthusiastic GenerationOne supporter since its launch in 2010, when the Opera House launch and road-show captured his attention, Jeremy is thrilled to be taking on the role of spokesperson.  The mission and values of GenerationOne are closely aligned with Jeremy’s personal beliefs: that empowering people through education, training and employment is cruc... More...

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