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CULTURE COLLEGE – NHULUNBUY

CULTURAL COLLEGE BELIEVES IN CROSS-CULTURAL RELATIONSHIPS FOR AUSTRALIA’S YOUTH

Culture College has accommodation facilities in Nhulunbuy where program participants arrive and depart. The facilities are provided on a contractual basis at no cost to Culture College from Rio Tinto Gove Operations. The facility consists of a three level building with 60 bedrooms in total with shared bathroom facilities on each of the three levels. At the site Culture College has a secure storage facility (container). Next to the Culture College accommodation is a large dining hall where visitors dine through an agreement with on-site remote caterers Sodexo.

Culture College has an existing commercial partnership with Gumatj Corporation allowing access to the site and use of the amenities. This agreement allows for additional programs with a significant capacity to host more visits throughout the year.

Northern Territory Government

The Northern Territory Government has provided support to Culture College through its departments of Education and Tourism. Specifically the Northern Territory Government has offered in-kind use of classrooms and other facilities at Nhulunbuy high school for Culture College.

Rio Tinto Alcan

Rio Tinto Alcan’s Gove bauxite mine produces over 8 million tonnes per annum. The company works in partnership with the government agencies, community members and groups, local businesses and Traditional Owners to create new opportunities for Nhulunbuy and the East Arnhem region. Rio Tinto Alcan has generously provided in-kind use of newly renovated accommodation dormitories to Culture College which has a significant positive impact on the viability of the project.

Sodexo

Sodexo is a global facilities management company providing services that enhance the Quality of Life for the staff and customers of its Clients. Sodexo provide catering, janitorial and security services to Rio Tinto in Nhulunbuy and has kindly offered to provide these services at cost to Culture College.

Lirrwi Yolŋu Tourism Aboriginal Corporation

Lirrwi Yolŋu Tourism Aboriginal Corporation, accredited through the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program, has been providing cultural adventure tours in Arnhem Land for several years to schools from across Australia. Lirrwi has partnered with Culture College to provide cultural immersion aspects of the program in the Aboriginal Homelands.

Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation

Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation is a land and sea management organization established by Yolŋu land-owners which manages many of the popular visitor sites in and around Nhulunbuy. Dhimurru Rangers will assist and advise Culture College with certain environmental, conservation and cultural aspects of the program.

Yothu Yindi Foundation

The Yothu Yindi Foundation is thrilled to provide Culture College with our support. YYF has generously given Culture College access to the Gulkula site which is home to the annual August Garma event, Australia’s most significant indigenous cultural exchange gathering.

NT Learning Adventures

NT Learning Adventures is a collection of tour operators that have designed experiences to align with educational outcomes. Students achieve objectives through real life experiences in captivating locations, where sharing culture and values forms the basis of authentic exchange. Culture College is a big step forward in closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and NT Learning Adventures is proud to offer our support.

Gumatj Corporation

The Gumatj Corporation represents the Gumatj peoples of North East Arnhem Land with a key focus on employment through developing sustainable industry by harnessing natural resources; education being a key factor of success. The corporation have provided critical support through the establishment of Culture College and will provide access to their innovative, sustainable timber mill and carpentry workshop.

LJ Hooker Corporation

LJ Hooker Corporation, Australia’s leading real-estate service provider, manages all of the Rio Tinto Alcan housing in Arnhem Land. LJ Hooker Nhulunbuy will provide in-kind property management services for Culture College’s Base Camp accommodation.

Hooker Family Foundation

Hooker Family Foundation is a non-profit organization registered in Australia and the USA dedicated to empowering children with education. HFF is led by Ana & L. Janusz Hooker, who continue the Hooker family’s culture of giving back to the community.

"We were inspired and searched the country for a suitable location to establish a permanent ‘Kids To Culture’ campus and a social enterprise to sponsor Aboriginal youth education programs sustainably over the long term."

The Scots College and Redlands Alumnus

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