Destination Dreaming received some extremely exciting news in our inbox this week. Nasivikoso Village, home to our longest partnership in Fiji, is now one step closer to their own primary school. Currently, the village’s children must walk for almost two hours to attend school at a neighbouring village, a journey which becomes dangerous and often […]
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After 14 months of lobbying for funding and assistance, Destination Dreaming has been advised that the Rotary Pacific Water Foundation has approved our proposal for funding for a water project in Fiji. The grant is to provide access to clean drinking water for the remote village of Nasivikoso in the highlands of Vitu Levu, Fiji. […]
Talofa Lava, Over 11 nights and 12 days during the school holidays, 23 Melbourne High School students, two teachers/Rugby Managers, one very brave parent, an inspirational Rugby/Life Coach and a very lucky Destination Dreaming Expedition Leader travelled to Samoa. The school group travelled on a 12-day Destination Dreaming Sports/Service tour to experience a combination of […]
It was a sad farewell for Destination Dreaming Program Manager Kate Miller this week, following the conclusion of the second Beyond Billabong program for young indigenous women. Kate led a month-long life skills and training program for 12 girls from Mornington Island, Normanton, Mount Isa and Murgen. Highlights included mustering cattle on horseback in Longreach, […]
Melbourne High School rugby hit Samoa in April, on a Destination Dreaming Cross-Cultural rugby program. The team played matches against three local high schools, followed by informal periods allowing the boys from the two cultures to interact. The program saw Melbourne High School develop a relationship with Afega Primary School, which has subsequently led to […]
19 students and 2 teachers from Melbourne High School spent the Easter holidays building relationships with West Arnhem College in Kakadu. Destination Dreaming has connected the two schooling communities, to share a cross-cultural exchange and support in mathematics tutoring. The Melbourne students spent a week with the Jabiru campus, facilitating maths tutoring sessions- as maths […]
Highlights include: Melbourne High School students are heading to Jabiru on a cross-cultural/community service expedition, led by Expedition Manager Kalen Schloss. Stay tuned for an expedition report later this month. Program Manager Kate Miller is leading a 4-week vocational training and life skills program for young Aboriginal women from Mornington Island in outback QLD. Program […]
Destination Dreaming staff have just returned home from the first Beyond Billabong vocational training and life skills program for young indigenous women. The group facilitated a month-long program for twelve women from Mount Isa and Normanton, which included horsemanship, leatherwork, indigenous art, cooking and vocational pathways sessions.
Destination Dreaming Program Staff Kate and Clint Miller have been greeted in Samoa by torrential rain, demolished sea walls and more flooding. Thinking we’d escaped the floods in Australia, we arrived into Apia where locals were experiencing their worst day of flooding for the year and preparing for the onslaught of Cyclone Wilma. En route […]
Earlier this month, Destination Dreaming facilitated the inaugural Life in Action program for Sunshine Coast youth. Organised in partnership with local community services organisation Community Solutions, the program targeted youth experiencing domestic violence. Destination Dreaming staff, Kate and Clint Miller, designed the four-day outdoor adventure and life skills program that was funded by the Queensland […]