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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.

Sad Farewell At the Conclusion of the Latest Beyond Billabong Program

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, cooking homemade apple pies at the local school and scaling a dam wall in a troopy.

After four weeks living together on a challenging and emotional program, it was extremely hard to stay goodbye. Kate now heads to Indonesia for some waves and to check out potential school itinerary and project options.