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Creating education opportunities

Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men from remote communities in northern Queensland have the opportunity to study and train in Townsville following the opening of the NRL Cowboys House.

Twenty-five young men aged between 12 and 16 are living at the House, being managed by the Cowboys Community Foundation, as they move toward completing their secondary education or school-based apprenticeships in schools across Townsville.

At the heart of the House’s success is the wraparound support it receives from remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and government and non-government agencies.

The House has been developed in partnership with Indigenous communities to provide the quality of care and support the students need for the students to achieve their full potential.

The NRL Cowboys House Cowboys Community Foundation is instrumental in keeping the links to remote communities open and strong.

Organisations such as the Townsville Aboriginal and Islanders Health Services and Education Queensland are delivering education and health programs to support the students.

The facility, built on Queensland Government-owned land and supported by a $9.5 million investment by the Australian Government, was officially opened on 8 March 2017.



Last updated 11 June 2017    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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