Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Nov 16 2012
CALLY DUPE, The Kimberley Echo October 1 2012, CALLY DUPE © Early learning topic of course Mothers discovered the importance of early childhood learning during a three-day workshop held at the Waringarri Chill Out Space at the beginning of September. A group of 10 women took part in the course, which included sessions on early children’s reading and writing as well as understanding the early-schooling structure. Held at Kununurra as part of a regional circuit, the Kununurra workshops were co-ordinated by Perth-based group Indigenous Parenting Factor, Wunan and Save the Children. Women who completed the course can now present the workshop to other parents in the community and they have gained credits towards certificate III in education support. IPF worker Jenni Curtis hoped the course would give back to the community. “We want the women who have done the workshop to tell their community to take responsibility for the child’s […] Read More.
Nov 15 2012
Warren Mundine is correct in saying that the business community has a positive role to play in addressing Indigenous disadvantage (“Indigenous need hard-headed approach”, The Australian Financial Review, 14 November 2012). Communities and government do not have all the answers, and companies have important expertise to share. Around Australia, Indigenous organisations are already accessing that expertise through Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships. Over the past decade, Indigenous organisations in Arnhem Land, Cape York, the Central Coast, Goulburn-Murray, the Kimberley and inner Sydney have benefitted from the time and skills of corporate professionals. Those professionals have come from companies such as Westpac, BCG, KPMG, Wesfarmers, Leightons, nab and Herbert Smith Freehills, and more recently, from the Australian Public Service. That support has built the capacity of Indigenous organisations to drive real change in the communities in which they operate. The partnerships have also opened the eyes of many corporate executives to the […] Read More.