Shooting Stars thanks its Community Partners
Aurizon is Australia’s largest rail freight operator and a top 100 ASX company, transporting each year, more than 250 million tonnes of Australian commodities — connecting miners, primary producers, and industry with international and domestic markets. Aurizon provide their customers with integrated freight and logistics solutions across an extensive national rail and road network, traversing Australia.
Aurizon supports the Shooting Star program in Geraldton by providing funds for the running of two Camps for over 200 Aboriginal girls aiming at discussing essential topics such as media, social media, advertising, body confidence and self-esteem.
With more than 800 schools in communities across the State, in urban, regional and remote communities, the Department of Education brings incredible support to children and young people throughout Western Australia, helping them reach their full potential.
The Department of Education also provides financial support to develop the Shooting Star program for Aboriginal girls in eight regional schools, allowing the organisation to offer more professional learning to the staff, purchase new and contemporary equipment and support the start up of the Leonora site.
The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) is a not-for-profit organisation that harnesses the power of collective investment between government, business and philanthropy to improve the lives of those living in rural, regional and remote Australia.
The FRRR has been supporting Shooting Stars through funding for the Confident Me Cultural Rewards Camp, a camp catering for young Indigenous girls living in remote WA, aged 13-18 Years.
Thanks for the FRRR support Shooting Stars has been able to empower these young girls to become positive role models in their communities, build community resilience, foster cultural vibrancy, lifelong education & training, and improve community health & social wellbeing.
Horizon Power is a State Government-owned, commercially-focused corporation that provides safe and reliable power to about 100,000 residents and 10,000 businesses across regional and remote Western Australia.
Mineral Resources Limited (MRL) is a leading Australian based mining services and processing company, with decades of experience in the mining services sector. MRL and its subsidiaries offer a wide range of general mine services, contract crushing, infrastructure provision and recovery of base metals concentrate for export. MRL is also committed to providing increasing opportunities for Indigenous engagement and employment and the Partnership with the Shooting Star program sets a great example of how corporate organisation can harness real change. MRL is providing financial support to support the program driving attendance rates up for young indigenous girls across the State of WA.
The Rowley Foundation is a family foundation that has 3 generations living in Western Australia – who strongly believe in the values of providing education and understand the importance of being healthy so a person can gain the most from their education. The Foundation provides funding to non for profit actively acting in the Healh, Education, Sports and Culture space. In 2018, the Rowley Foundation decided to use the Foundation grant allocation to support Shooting Stars delivering their annual program in regional Western Australia.
The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s principal focus is to find new ways to improve the lives of all Australians, by providing fresh thinking and creative advice to government. They contribute ideas on the many and varied issues facing Australia, taking into consideration the views and opinions of a range of stakeholders across the private, public, not-for-profit and community sectors. Improving the well-being and helping young Aboriginal girls build their future is therefore a key area for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet who provides the chore funding for the delivery of the Shooting Star program across 6 of the 8 sites.
The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA, established with a generous donation from the McCusker Charitable Foundation, is collaborating with students and the broader UWA community, not for profit and community organisations, government and business to make a difference in o communities locally, nationally and globally. Through the internship program, they are building the capacity of future generations to foster caring, connected and socially engaged citizens. They leverage opportunities the Shooting Stars program beneficiaries may have by providing them with fantastic learning experiences via the internship program.
Cameco is one of the world’s largest providers of the uranium needed to generate clean, reliable baseload electricity around the globe as well as a leading provider of nuclear fuel processing services, supplying much of the world’s reactor fleet with the fuel to generate one of the cleanest sources of electricity available today. Stronly involved with the local community, Cameco’s community investment program is built on the fundamental belief that supportive communities are a key measure of the company’s long-term success. Each year the company targets one percent of after-tax net earnings for community initiatives and projects. Part of this contribution has been invested into facilitating the Shooting Star satellite program in Wiluna.
Perpetual is an ASX-listed, diversified financial services company which has been serving Australians since 1886.
Across the three businesses – Perpetual Investments, Perpetual Private and Perpetual Corporate Trust – they protect and grow their clients’ wealth, knowing that by doing so they can make a difference in their lives. Perpetual supports the Shooting Stars program through grant funding giving the organisation the capacity to increase participants numbers in existing sites and grow the volunteer advocates and staff traineeships.
Rock on Ground has established itself as one of the leading drill and blast contractors in WA, having worked on some of the states key resource industry projects. Rock on Ground is providing support to the Shooting Star program in Leonora, helping the team to increase school attendance rates for Indigenous girls and empowering participants to reach their full potential through engaging in their education, whilst promoting their health and wellbeing; building pathways towards employment.
Sandfire Resources NL is a dynamic mid-tier Australian mining and exploration company which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Sandfire joined the ranks of Australian copper producers in 2012 following the successful construction and commissioning of its flagship 100%-owned DeGrussa Copper-Gold Mine, located 900km north of Perth in Western Australia.
Saracen Mineral Holdings is a shining example of the success being enjoyed by the new generation of Australian gold miners and their shareholders.Saracen is an ASX 200 listed gold mining company with annual production of over 300,000ozpa, coming from two WA projects, Carosue Dam Operation and its Thunderbox Operation. Both operations have long lives with extensive potential for further growth through exploration.
Saracen joined forces with Shooting Stars in 2018, providing financial and in kind support to establish Shooting Stars’ newest site in Leonora, which is activating in Term 3.
St Barbara Limited was incorporated and listed in 1969 as Endeavour Oil. Even though Activities were initially focused on mineral exploration and production from assets located in Western Australia, an early 2000s shift of strategy brought the focus on being an Australian based gold producer and explorer.
St Barbara is supporting the Shooting Stars program in Leonora to enable it to operate at full capacity and become a sustainable program for the local community.
The Department of Communities works in collaboration with Western Australia’s community services sector to oversee the delivery of programs and services that support and strengthen the State’s diverse communities. It is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for seniors, young people, women, volunteers, carers, children and families.
The Water Corporation is proud to Partner with local organisations with the objective to drive the state’s growth and vitality, increase awareness of our environment and water sustainability and enable greater community involvement in making WA a great place to live and invest.
The Water Corporation is supporting Shooting Stars with the eco project which consists in starting a school garden, running waste wise and water wise workshops in the community as well as eco camps to help participants develop respect for their own environment.
The Western Australian Aboriginal Leadership Institute (WAALI) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation based in Perth, with the vision of inspiring and supporting Aboriginal people to take up leadership opportunities to strengthen their families and communities. WAALI and Shooting Stars collaborate to deliver leadership opportunities for young Aboriginal women across remote Western Australia.
Women in Mining Western Australia aims to encourage women to increase their presence in the industry, provide a strong network for women, and for the industry to be proactive in attracting and retaining women in the resources sector. In 2018, Women in Mining WA chose to elect Shooting Stars as the Charity Partner for their sundowner hosted by Sandfire resources and therefore providing more exposure, networking and fundraising opportunities for Shooting Stars.
Why We Need Your Support
Shooting Stars is a not-for-profit program delivered by Glass Jar Australia. Whilst the outcomes of the program are significant, they are not without cost.
Shooting Stars has already improved the attendance rate of nearly 300 young Aboriginal girls in remote WA communities and our aim is to grow this number to 1,000 over the next five years.
To achieve this, we need your support.
To become a Community Partner of the Shooting Stars program, please contact:
Lacie Riseborough – Head of Partnerships & Philanthropy
Phone: 08 9380 9706
Glass Jar Australia is an ACNC Registered Charity.