Mamarapha College celebrates 21 years

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21 and counting: Mamarapha College celebrates a milestone birthday.

A significant milestone was celebrated yesterday at Mamarapha College (WA), Australia’s first Seventh-day Adventist Indigenous college of higher education.

Helping to commemorate 21 years since the College officially opened was the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia (AUC). Aboriginal Mamarapha lecturer Pastor Darren Garlett cut a 21st birthday cake, along with AUC president Pastor Jorge Munoz, secretary Pastor Ken Vogel, ATSIM director Pastor Steve Piez, and Mamarapha College principal Pastor David Fletcher.

Mamarapha College was established to train Indigenous pastors, Bible workers, and health workers for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. More than 500 students have passed through the College since its official opening, and its courses continue to be popular with Indigenous students all over Australia.