Ausco Modular kicks off NAIDOC Week in Chinchilla
Thu, 2017-07-06 14:00
Ausco Modular has helped Chinchilla High School begin NAIDOC week celebrations.
Ausco Modular’s Chinchilla Stayover Village and QGC sponsored a BBQ at the school with team members from each organisation manning the BBQ throughout the day.
Luke Padovan, Ausco Modular Chinchilla Stayover Village Manager, and Katie Taylor, QGC Community Liaison Officer celebrated with the students on the day and highlighted the importance of supporting the 70 Indigenous students enrolled in Chinchilla High School.
“NAIDOC Week is an important event in Ausco’s calendar,” said Luke.
“While celebrations commenced earlier this year due to school holidays, we still wanted to get into the community and help increase awareness and demonstrate our support for this initiative.”
Chinchilla High School Student Liaison Officer, Robyn Jennings, says that events such as NAIDOC Week are integral to the school’s community which has around a 10 percent indigenous population.
“With such a strong Indigenous presence throughout our school, we ensure events such as NAIDOC Week are acknowledged and celebrated,” she said.
“For us, it is about empowering our indigenous students and raising awareness among our non-indigenous kids.”
“We were so impressed by the help of both Ausco Modular and QGC for this year’s barbecue and appreciate all they have done,” Robyn concluded
The free barbecue served up over 660 students throughout the day and demonstrated Ausco’s support for the local community.
The 2017 NAIDOC Week runs from 2-9 July and aims to increase awareness in the wider community on the status and treatment of Indigenous Australia.
For more information or to organise an interview please contact Siobhan Davey (PPR) on +61 7 3309 4721 or Siobhan.Davey@ppr.com.au.