$30,000 donation a boost to indigenous student plan

ROCKHAMPTON'S indigenous students will get help with a pilot launch of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME).

UniRecruit announced last week it would donate $30,000 to enable the program.

UniRecruit principal Michael Toohey said the firm was dedicated to partnering with CQUniversity to help improve the educational outcomes, employment and life opportunities of indigenous students.

He is encouraging other businesses and people to follow suit.

 

Professor Bronwyn Fredericks
Professor Bronwyn Fredericks Allan Reinikka

Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, the pro vice-chancellor (indigenous engagement) and BMA chairman in indigenous engagement, said the donation would make a difference to kickstarting the AIME program in the Rockhampton area.

 

"AIME provides a dynamic educational program that gives indigenous high school students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to finish school at the same rate as their peers," she said. "This initiative has proven to dramatically improve the chances of indigenous kids finishing school. AIME connects students with post Year 12 opportunities, including further education and employment."

For more information visit aimementoring.com/about/program



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