Pets in the Park to promote animal welfare amongst disadvantaged groups in Canberra- $2,100
Hay High School – scholarship to Indigenous students to assist with continuing studies program – $2,000
John presenting a chequer $2,000.00 to the school Principal Mr Yvan Chambers (seated). This is to provide the four scholarships of $500.00 for 2020., and then presenting certificates to each of the scholarship winners for 2020.
Capital Land keepers Trust – Indigenous program to train Indigenous women coming out of Maconochie Centre to learn ranger skills and work on their land- $5,000
George Wilson visited Yarning: Circle Project which RCCBG is supporting together with the Land Keepers Trust, Red Cross and the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust (WWT). The project is a trial of a program providing mentoring and connection with country for Indigenous women exiting the Alexander Maconochie Centre. The trial is working well but its scope is limited. The RCCBG funding has encouraged the ACT Government to move beyond the trial and add line items in future budgets which we hope will be funded.
The photos show plantings by members of the group, the extent of the former grazing property on Dairy Road, Fyshwick which is being converted back to a diverse environment and wetland by the project participants. Two fire circles one for men, and one for women are shown with indigenous participants, plus Sarah Ryan from The Land Keepers Trust, George Wilson, Lori Gould from WWT in the Indigenous contractor Adam Shipp, Yurbay Consulting.
Beryl Women Inc for their work in domestic violence – $2,000
President Michael,IPP Greg presenting a cheque to Beryl Women’s Angie Piubello
Indigo Foundation – $500. For more information click here.
David Wheen Indigo Foundation. Using dance and popular music to provide an activity for young people in Rwanda. Here with new prez Michael Rabey.
African Australian Inc to promote sports amongst African refugee new Australians – $400
Mel Snape to promote women leadership training in trip to Antarctica- $250.00