In early July, Johnathan Thurston travelled to Cairns to meet school students from Yarrabah and Kowanyama, who had successfully completed the JTBelieve program.
Thurston and some of the students spoke with journalist Peter Carruthers about the program in a story that ran in the Cairns Post and Courier Mail on July 3, 2019.
“The JTBelieve program was designed to help kids improve their self-belief, confidence and courage in their future abilities and opportunities,” Thurston said.“The JTBelieve program includes what is essentially a set of values and tools to develop these skills.”
Kowanyama’s Hamish Gilbert, 11, told Carruthers: “We have been learning to introduce ourselves to other people to get more confidence as we grow up”.
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