Maningrida Careers Expo

Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd November

 

TEABBA’s last outside broadcast was in Maningrida, West Arnhem. Bernard Namok Jnr (Bala B) and Jason Tambling attended the 2-day event to broadcast LIVE from Maningrida.

 

The Maningrida Careers Expo came about from discussions with local Traditional Owners who felt that it is necessary for indigenous students especially, to understand clearly WHY there is a need for them to undergo education and how employable skills and qualifications are obtained.

 

The TEABBA Tent was set up right at the entrance to the expo and played a variety of music from the latest to the greatest and was joined by local school children’s, stall holders and representatives from community organisations

 

Bernard Namok Jnr Aka, Bala B spoke to a former teacher George Pasco and said ‘the Expo was a wonderful idea so all the young kids can see all the career opportunity that is out there for them and would like to see a Careers Expo held in other communities as well’ he spoke that it education is your key to survival.

 

The importance of having RIBS set up in Maningrida and a local community member trained up to be the drive behind it and having their local voice heard across the networks was vital.

 

The expo saw not only students from Maningrida but also students visiting from the surrounding communities of Milingimbi and Ramingining