Friends With Benefits
In line with our efforts to create opportunities for Indigenous Australians, Vivid has signed up to be a ‘Friend of the House’.
The NRL Cowboys House provides supported accommodation for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students from remote communities, enabling them to access secondary education. The House is a purpose-designed and culturally respectful facility, providing life-changing opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged Indigenous students in the country. The facility houses 105 students across boys’ and girls’ campuses.
Managed by the Cowboys Community Foundation, the charity arm of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, NRL Cowboys House is a joint initiative between the National Rugby League, North Queensland Cowboys, the Queensland Government and the Australian Government.
According to Vivid CEO, Dan Carpenter, becoming a ‘Friend of the House’ provides Vivid with the opportunity to contribute to something special.
“Cowboys House is making an amazing contribution to the lives of young Indigenous boys and girls, not just by providing a great environment to live and learn but also the life skills and relationships that these kids will take through their life journey”, explains Carpenter.
“We’re fully committed, both through our Reconciliation Action Plan and our Vivid Indigenous Services business, to providing education and direct employment opportunities for First Nations People. As a national provider and a local employer in North Queensland, we are well positioned to provide career pathways for the kids once they finish their schooling.”