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Date posted: 29 May 2012
The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) are in the process of developing an online Indigenous social network to connect young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to each other, their mentors and role models.
The social network, called the Community of Excellence, was aided in its inception by a grant from the Telstra Foundation, as well as the help of 16 Indigenous youth through co-design sessions.
The Community of Excellence will be a culturally specific social space that empowers members to set personal goals, and facilitate the support they need to achieve those goals through social connections.
'Through the Community of Excellence, young Indigenous Australians are empowered to pursue their personal and professional aspirations. The network fosters communities with common interests and provides a supportive environment where they can share their stories and find opportunities to help them reach their full potential,' said Mickey Kovari, Online Engagement Coordinator at NCIE.
The online platform is still in development, but NCIE encourages Indigenous youth under 30 years, who are connected to the NCIE or one of its partners, and are interested in being a part of the beta-testing, to pre-register. The registration form can be found online on NCIE's blog.
Source: Channel 10 and National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
Communications and Public Affairs Manager
National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
Ph: (02) 8094 2500