Destination Dreaming Programs Featured on ‘Go Teaching’

Destination Dreaming has been featured on Go Teaching, a new website discussing education news and opportunities for teachers and education executives.

Program Director Kate Miller, was interviewed for the article discussing our approach to re-connecting students who are becoming isolated by social media and the consequent lack of real human connections.

The feature article serves to highlight opportunities for teachers to use experiential, community-based programs to teach students about global citizenship, social justice and achieve personal development outcomes.

You can read the article at the Go Teaching website by clicking here.

Destination Dreaming’s Clint Miller Kicks Off the First Beyond Billabong Program for 2012

[imageright]http://destinationdreaming.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Indigenous_Education_BB.jpg[/imageright]Destination Dreaming’s Clint Miller is off on his first program for the year today- headed for Longreach to lead the first Beyond Billabong vocational training and life skills program for 2012.

Clint will spend the next month leading 4 mentors and 12 young indigenous men on a residential program, aimed at empowering the young men to make positive life choices through the development of life skills.

The vocational learning elements are based around rural operations, including horsemanship, leatherwork and vehicle operations.

Clint is looking forward to meeting the young men from northern Queensland tomorrow and kicking off the first program for the year.

Term 1: Kicking Off at Home and in Nasivikoso’s New Primary School

It’s wonderful to be starting another school year. We hope you are excited as both Destination Dreaming and the village of Nasivikoso are to be kicking off 2012.

Today is a special day for the village of Nasivikoso, Destination Dreaming and the many program participants and supporters who have contributed to the construction of the village’s first primary school. Today class begins for students in grades 1 to 3. Instead of walking over 2 hours to the closest primary school and saying goodbye to their family for the entire week, the young students will walk a couple of hundred metres to their brand new village school.

Heading back to Nasivikoso in April is just one of the programs we’re looking forward to in early 2012. Also in April will see a 6-day program in Maasailand, Kenya and a visit to the Sunshine Coast as part of the AHISA Conference.

Have a wonderful week- look forward to hearing from many of you keen to get involved in a program this year.