Moments that Matter
September 2018, Sandfire sponsored participants from the Shooting Stars Leadership Program to attend the Women in Mining WA Summit. Shooting Stars is the charity partner of Netball WA and a Sandfire community partner. Shooting Stars uses netball and other activities to encourage greater engagement and attendance at school for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls in WA’s remote communities.
At the Summit, Shari Comeagain, a Shooting Stars participant enjoyed encounters with successful female leaders, and was exposed to the career options that awaited the conclusion of her schooling. Her experience at the Summit, which included catching the attention of renowned journalist Annabel Crabb, inspired Shari to apply for university and seek employment with Shooting Stars.
In January 2019, Shari enrolled in a Bridging Course at the University of WA. The course will prepare Shari for entry to Arts, Science, Biomedical Science or Commerce undergraduate degrees. To support her studies, Shari attends Dandjoo Darbalung (an academic assistance and cultural engagement program for Aboriginal students) at St Catherine’s College. In 2018, Sandfire entered a three year partnership with Dandjoo Darbalung.
Shari’s story highlights the value of providing young people with the opportunity to broaden their horizons and exposure to a wider range of career opportunities. We wish Shari all the best with her studies and look forward to seeing her on the netball court with the next generation of Shooting Stars participants.
Shooting Stars attending the WIMWA Summit 2019