April 2011

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GenerationOne Blog - April 2011


Guest Blog by Rosie Dalton: St Andrew’s Commitment to Indigenous Education

St Andrew’s Cathedral School is committed to raising awareness about the importance of Indigenous education and employment in Australia. Launching Gawura in 2007- a school for young people from Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander background , St Andrew’s begun their own unique programme for the formal, culturally-specific education of local Indigenous children. Gawura caters for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Kindergarten to Year 6 and when they graduate, these students then enter Year 7 in the St Andrew’s Secondary School. Gawura is such a unique initiative because it is a school within a school, which focuses on culturally-specific education for Indigenous Australians with an emphasis on improving literacy and numeracy skills, while also empoweri... More...

12 April @ 12:25 Add your comment

First Cab Off the Rank - First People’s Indigenous All Stars to Commence Work at Conneq

Recruitment and contract staffing specialists, First People, has successfully secured job placements for a group of skilled Indigenous All Stars from the local southwest region of Western Australia. Due to fly out to the work site during the month of April, our seven All Stars are now qualified scaffolders and will commence work in the very near future with host employer, Conneq – a major service provider of the power transmission to the resources sector. During the event at Kings Park, the team will individually receive their certificate of qualification from Conneq and First People prior to commencing work on site. ... More...

11 April @ 02:41 Add your comment

Congratulations Benson Saulo on becoming Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations

On the 2nd April 2011, a date I will remember for a very long time, I received a phone call that would ultimately change my life and the life of other around me. For me to capture the significance of this phone call I will need to begin 5 months earlier; the end of October 2010. Sitting at my desk with my daily coffee flicking through emails that had hit my inbox during the night and ungodly earlier hours of the morning, I came across an email from one of my Sydney networks announcing ‘applications closing soon for a 2011 United Nations Representative’. Comfortable as I was in my current role I simply deleted the email and thought nothing more of it. 20mins later my email alert popped-up on screen, this time from a Koorie network again advising ‘2011 United Nations Repre... More...

11 April @ 09:55 Add your comment

INVITATION “Cape York Super Sisters” Press Conference

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the "Cape York Super Sisters" (CYSS) press conference hosted by Tania Major Consulting Pty Ltd on Friday 8 April 2011. The event will feature former Young Australian of the Year and Project Leader, Tania Major and the release of CYSS project. We have been privileged to have gained the support of many organisations and individuals for Cape York Super Sisters and their names will be displayed at the event. Show your support for our project that will provide young women in Cape York communities with strategic, sustainable and feasible pathways toreengage in education, training, employment or small enterprise. Click the link below to "Read More"... More...

05 April @ 12:15 Add your comment