Ten Indigenous girls from the Gold Industry Group backed Shooting Stars education program were rewarded for their achievements this month, taking part in an action-packed leadership camp in Perth.
A wide variety of activities were in store for the girls, who range from year 9 to 12 and hail from regional communities as far flung as Carnarvon, Mullewa, Meekatharra, Narrogin and Leonora.
The Gold Industry Group is making a significant contribution to Western Australia’s indigenous communities through its ground-breaking partnership with Netball WA, West Coast Fever and Shooting Stars.
As the first Premier Partner of Shooting Stars, the Group’s partnership will see a new Shooting Stars trial site be identified and established later in 2019, expanding the program beyond its existing footprint in regional WA.
AngloGold Ashanti Australia and Independence Group have joined forces to support the education outcomes and employment pathways for indigenous students in the Dandjoo Darbalung program at St Catherine’s College.
The residential program sees aboriginal students graduate with a tertiary level qualification across all five Western Australian universities.
With the support of Gold Fields’ Australian Foundation, St Barbara Limited and Saracen Mineral Holdings, Shooting Stars officially launched its eighth site in Western Australia.
Leonora will be Shooting Stars’ first program based in Goldfields, located 833 km northeast of Perth and will engage up to 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls from years 4-10 at Leonora District High School.
Macmahon Holdings, AngloGold Ashanti Australia, Independance Group NL and Carey Mining celebrated the milestone of eight young Aboriginal trainees at the Tropicana Gold Mine in November.
In a formal ceremony at the Tropicana site, the trainees were each presented with certificates and traineeship offers after successfully completing the eight week Get Into Mining training programme.
The Northern Star Resources’ sponsored flag pole in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Centennial Park is getting a face lift this week, as local Aboriginal artist Jason Dimer completes an intricate design with assistance from year 7 to 10 students as part of the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) launch.
The design is a collaboration and is based on story telling the significance of water to the land.
The WA Mining Club are offering seven $10,000 scholarships to WA university students studying a degree in a mining discipline.
Students studying engineering, geology, metallurgy, environmental science, biology and similar technical disciplines are eligible to enter. Students are welcome to apply for more than one scholarship.