Walkatjurra Rangers Green Army Project comes to Leonora

Media Statement released 28/08/22014

The Walkatjurra Rangers is supported by the Australian Government’s Green Army Programme and the Marnta Media Pty Ltd a local Aboriginal family owned company based in Leonora Western Australia.

Marnta Media were successful in securing two Green Army projects this financial year and a third next year under our Walkatjurra Rangers arm. The Walkatjurra Rangers are an Aboriginal land, heritage and environment service creating employment and training opportunities for Aboriginal people in the North Eastern Goldfields region.

Kado Muir, Director of Marnta Media says the Green Army programme gives additional impetus to Walkatjurra Ranger projects that already has links to Creative Industry initiatives, Community Services, Remote Jobs Communities Projects and other Aboriginal employment and training initiatives. “Yesterday I had our first meeting with our Service Provider and we will now be moving very quickly into recruiting young people between ages of 17 to 24 years old to work on our Green Army Projects. We hope to commence our project in November 2014.”

The Green Army is a great opportunity for young Australians aged 17-24 years to gain training and experience in environmental and heritage conservation fields. There will be nine places on our Walkatjurra Rangers Green Army team and we are looking for young people in the Leonora community, possibly also from Menzies, Wiluna and Laverton.

We are talking to Training providers to set up a suitable training program to support our projects and more importantly to ensure that each of the young people commencing on our project gain the right level of training to help them find jobs either with us or in the broader community.

Young people or their family interested in being involved in this programme are encouraged to contact us.

 

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