October 2010

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GenerationOne Blog - October 2010


Madeleine Madden is a young woman with big aspirations.

13 year old Madeleine Madden from Sydney told the nation on Sunday 24th October, that all Australians must help create real jobs and a better future for Indigenous Australians in this generation.  Maddie has a passion for improving the lives of Indigenous Australians and for the performing arts. At 13 Maddie is already determined to make her mark and to continue a family tradition of advocating for greater opportunities for Indigenous Australians. Maddie is the daughter of Hetti Perkins and Lee Madden (deceased) and the granddaughter of Chikka Madden and Charles Perkins. Although Maddie has grown up in inner Sydney she has traveled to rural and remote communities and is only too well aware that many Indigenous Australians still face significant barriers in the pursuit for better e... More...

24 October @ 08:27 Add your comment

Schools rap to close gap

PEMBROKE College and Marree Aboriginal School are aiming to beat indigenous disadvantage, and they are rapt with the results. The schools, who share a 15-year partnership, have won a national prize for their creative version ofHands Across Australia, the theme song of GenerationOne , an organisation working to close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. As part of the competition, students were challenged to film their own version of the song, including an original rap, and explain what they would do to address the issue of indigenous disadvantage. Pembroke and Marree are the national winners from hundreds of entries, receiving $25,000 for a community project. Pembroke and Marree schools spokeswoman Gabrielle Corbett said they were thrilled about receiving the fund... More...

24 October @ 05:43 Add your comment

HANDS ACROSS AUSTRALIA SCHOOLS COMPETITION IS ANNOUNCED!!!!!

AND THE WINNER IS...... We are thrilled to announce that the $25,000 Education Award goes to the Pembroke/Marree Schools in South Australia. Their 15 year partnership and exchange program is an excellent example of what GenerationOne is aiming to achieve in all our activities – bringing Australianstogether to end the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in one generation - our generation. The musical production of "Hands Across Australia" really impressed the specialist judging panel, Les Gock and Christine Anu in particular while Tania Major sees that the exchange program sets a fabulous example for all schools. There was a strong feeling in the judging group that our next leaders are likely to emerge from a wonderful learning enviro... More...

24 October @ 05:11 Add your comment

Schools rap to close gap

The Advertiser October 18th 2010  PEMBROKE College and Marree Aboriginal School are aiming to beat indigenous disadvantage, and they are rapt with the results. The schools, who share a 15-year partnership, have won a national prize for their creative version ofHands Across Australia, the theme song of GenerationOne , an organisation working to close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. As part of the competition, students were challenged to film their own version of the song, including an original rap, and explain what they would do to address the issue of indigenous disadvantage. Pembroke and Marree are the national winners from hundreds of entries, receiving $25,000 for a community project. Pembroke and Marree schools spokeswoman Gabrielle Corbett said the... More...

18 October @ 11:21 Add your comment

Schools rap to close gap

The Advertiser October 18th 2010  PEMBROKE College and Marree Aboriginal School are aiming to beat indigenous disadvantage, and they are rapt with the results. The schools, who share a 15-year partnership, have won a national prize for their creative version ofHands Across Australia, the theme song of GenerationOne , an organisation working to close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. As part of the competition, students were challenged to film their own version of the song, including an original rap, and explain what they would do to address the issue of indigenous disadvantage. Pembroke and Marree are the national winners from hundreds of entries, receiving $25,000 for a community project. Pembroke and Marree schools spokeswoman Gabrielle Corbett said the... More...

18 October @ 11:19 Add your comment

Applications are now open for Indigenous high school students to learn more about engineering

Applications are now open for young Indigenous high school students who will be entering years 11 & 12 in 2011 that would like to learn more about engineering for the 14th Annual Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School (IAESS) hosted by the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW. ... More...

13 October @ 11:59 Add your comment

New website has future Indigenous doctors in sight

New website has future Indigenous doctors in sight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary school students across Australia are set to benefit from a website aimed to boost the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors. Kids Space – through its use of culturally appropriate web content and images of successful Indigenous role models – is the first website in Australia to specifically target Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids interested in pursuing a medical or health career. The President of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA), Associate Professor Peter O’Mara, says it is important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids to know from a very young age, the wide range of rewarding career paths open to them. He s... More...

12 October @ 12:00 Add your comment