Ausco Modular Stayover Kingfisher Village has teamed up with the Clontarf Foundation, hosting a group of Grade 10 boys and putting them through their paces in both the kitchen and the gym.
Staff from both Ausco Modular and Spotless, Ausco’s contractor for catering and other daily needs, hosted the 16 boys from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander decent. Half of the young men tried their hand in the kitchen with Chef Dan Colley, while the other half completed a PT session with the on-site trainer.
Visiting students pictured with Bill Karibalis, Stayover by Ausco's Standards and Process Manager.
The Clontarf Foundation is an Australia wide initiative that exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young indigenous men. Since opening its first academy for 25 boys in 2000, the Foundation now supports over 5,600 boys in 92 schools across the country.
Stayover Village Manager, Paul McGrath, says that Ausco Modular is always ready to support the local children and demonstrate potential employment opportunities for them in the future.
“Through our connection with Spotless, we have been able to form a strong partnership with the Clontarf Foundation,” said Mr McGrath.
“With Spotless, we have been assisting the Foundation since before my time at Kingfisher Village and we will continue to do so as it is a cause that the team feel strongly about,” he said.
The Director for the Karratha Academy of the Clontarf Foundation, Bradley Cox, says the Foundation is very appreciative of Ausco’s support.
“These visits to the Stayover facilities are important for the boys,” said Bradley.
“They allow our boys to engage with new people, learn new skills and understand the employment opportunities that exist for them within the region.”
The first session for the boys was completed on Thursday August 17. They will return to the site on Friday August 25 to swap sessions and complete their time with Ausco Modular.
To find out more about Stayover by Ausco, visit stayover.com.au.
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