Community culture update and Student News

Starting soon, we are currently offering three short accredited courses linked to our Cert IV in community culture, they are:

1. Creative community development and research Australian Indigenous cultures

2. Develop an idea and secure funding

3. Manage a project

Each course will provide the training candidate with a Statement of Attainment for the units completed in partial completion of the CUA40311 Cert IV in community culture.  The courses are partially subsidised, unfortunately, no jobseeker (fully subsidised) places are available. For more information, please see our Accredited Training page.

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Student News 

Sally Charlton has been busy with Gallery 107 @ Dalby. 68 people participated in networking at the Myall Youth Community Network Centre where the workshops were held. Sally and her group received a brilliant response from the community considering it was their first project.

The exhibition opening was well attended and generously  sponsored by DEEWR (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations) and was opened by Mayor Ray Brown.

Hari Kotrotsios has been kept busy assisting her community choir with organising a visit for the African Children’s Choir. From the 26th August, Cool Harmonies  will host and billet the 18 children and eight adults from the Uganda-based choir, who will provide workshop and concert opportunities for the local community.

Made up of orphaned and vulnerable children from the disadvantaged Kampala and Luwero areas of Uganda, the African Children’s Choir is touring Australia from July-September to raise awareness of Africa’s destitute children and raise funds for its programs.

Having already performed in Melbourne and Sydney, the African Children’s Choir is currently in the Blue Mountains in NSW and will travel to Port Macquarie and the Gold Coast, before spending seven nights on the Sunshine Coast on its final leg of the tour.

While here, the African Children’s Choir will provide two interactive singing and dancing workshops (one public, another at Coolum State School), and three concerts (a public concert which has already sold out, a special performance at Coolum State School’s morning assembly and another concert at Noosa Christian Outreach Church).

Cool Harmonies members have been fundraising over the past two years to help bring the African Children’s Choir to the Sunshine Coast and are covering all local operational costs, including billet accommodation, food, transport and venue hire. Funds raised from concert and workshop sales will be donated back to the African Children’s Choir programs in Uganda.

The tour is a community cultural development initiative of Kwaya Australia Inc, a not for profit organisation based on the Gold Coast.

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Members of the African Children’s Choir who are touring eastern Australia for the first time, including a week-long stay on the Sunshine Coast in QLD.

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