From the East Kimberley Jaru clan, Kirwan and William Vincent are building a bright future for themselves in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
They both attend Hedland Senior High School, which is based in South Hedland, and have applied for the Nipper Tabagee Scholarship from KRED Enterprises to assist them with their education and studies.
As part of the school curriculum, 17-year-old Kirwan is completing a Vocational Education and Training (VET) construction course at South Hedland TAFE. It’s his dream to become a professional construction worker/ builder.
His younger sibling, William Vincent, who’s 14 years of age, wants to be a qualified and professional mechanic so he can work on cars, boats and motorbikes. He is already learning from his father, who is a qualified mechanic.
The boys used the Nipper Tabagee scholarship to purchase a laptop, which means they can complete assignments and projects at school and at home. This will enable them to achieve good grades and success!
The boys said, “We would like to say a big, thankyou to KRED Enterprises for awarding us the Nipper Tabagee Scholarship and for giving us the opportunity to achieve our goals.”
The Nipper Tabagee Scholarship is available to all of KRED’s members. That is: Jaru, Walalakoo Aboriginal Corporation, Yanunijarra Aboriginal Corporation, Karajarri Traditional Lands Association, Koongie Elvire, Bardi Jawi and Tjurabalan. We support the educational aspirations of our members, particularly students like William and Kirwan, who have a clear vision about their future employment. For more information, visit www.kred.org.au/scholarships.