Campers con­nect to cul­ture

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

BE­LONG­ING, lan­guages, iden­tity and ed­u­ca­tion were the cor­ner­stones of the Deadly Ca­reers Camp held for 56 young Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der peo­ple from across south­east Queens­land.

Held at the Univer­sity of South­ern Queens­land, the camp com­bined cul­ture and ex­po­sure to post-school op­tions.

Or­gan­iser Yvonne O’Neill said the pro­gram en­cour­aged stu­dents to find self-con­fi­dence, us­ing cul­ture as a foun­da­tion to build their fu­tures.

“The aim is to help these young peo­ple be­come more con­fi­dent in who they are as Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der peo­ple, to gain a greater sense of be­long­ing, and there­fore, be more able to take on re­spon­si­bil­i­ties like higher ed­u­ca­tion,” she said.

Kin­garoy’s Rashida Scott al­ready has plans for her ca­reer but wanted to be­come more in­volved in her cul­ture.

“It’s im­por­tant be­cause you get to know who you are as a per­son,” she said.

The pro­gram aims to sup­port the cul­tural growth of stu­dents as they fin­ish school and pur­sue fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion or em­ploy­ment.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.