CELEBRATING: Chris Anderson and Shane Kenward at the launch for SK&LK; for the start of NAIDOC week.
CELEBRATING: Chris Anderson and Shane Kenward at the launch for SK&LK; for the start of NAIDOC week. Contributed

NAIDOC Week kicks off early

NAIDOC Week began a day early in Gladstone with the launch of SK&LK Pty Ltd on Saturday.

SK&LK is an indigenous-owned and operated company of tradesmen and consultants keen to reap the benefits of the region's growth for the community, not solely for themselves.

One of the first signatories to the Gladstone Region Child and Family Charter in May, they recognise that without the community it is difficult to do anything. And though small, they want to do their part to build the capacity of the local community so that indigenous people can achieve as well.

Shane Kenward and Chris Anderson, the principals, see education as a key aspect of the venture and something that belongs to the community. They want to inspire other indigenous people to follow their dreams and to believe that they can achieve their goals.

“SK&LK want to encourage and promote indigenous enterprise, create opportunities for indigenous-specific training and be role models to young people.” Mr Kenward said.

“With our growing range of partners we are focused on sustaining the benefits for the community over the long term,” Mr Anderson said.

SK&LK is confident of the long-term viability of the project to create partnerships to better help families and children in the community. With more than 50 children at their launch at Boyne Industrial Estate and support from many people from all across the community one can see why.



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