St James College Receives Community Empowerment Award

Latest News, Wednesday, 15 May 2024

St James College was the recipient of a Community Empowerment Award announced by the Queensland African Communities Council QACC at their annual gala awards event recently.

The annual awards honour remarkable talents and contributions within Queensland’s African community. The college was nominated by QACC President Beny Bol OAM for the range of African initiatives undertaken at the college including employment of liaison officers, the various cultural programs, with a highlight being the African re-immersion camp.

St James College Principal Ms Ann Rebgetz expressed her delight with the win and congratulated the staff and community for the honour.

“We are very proud to receive this award at a most momentous awards evening attended by the Deputy Premier, Ministers, Parliamentarians, Senators, and the Mayor of Logan.”

“Congratulations to all of our staff and community - we were commended for our range of African staff, initiatives and empowerment,” Ms Rebgetz said.

The AfriQueensland Awards recognise a broad range of achievements across various domains, including academia, arts, sports, community service, and professional excellence.

Queensland African Communities Council (QACC) is a peak organisation representing over 80,000 African individuals and communities throughout Queensland. They are committed to engaging and supporting community organisations and individuals, so all Africans can properly establish their lives here as fully participating members of Australian society.

IMAGE CAPTION: L-R: Mr Beny Bol (President, Queensland African Communities Council), Mr Samoko (Queensland African Communities Council), Principal Ann Rebgetz and SJC Cultural Wellbeing and Development Officer Mr Atem Atem.
SJC Cultural Wellbeing and Development Officer Mr Atem Atem