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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Dec 12 2016
0013-wun_wunan_pathways_images_v1bDuring an inspiring ceremony attended by his proud family and Wunan staff recently, Justin Mosquito from Halls Creek became the first student from Wunan’s Kimberley Education Excellence Program (KEEP) to graduate Year 12. Not only did Justin reach the milestone of completing Year 12, he stole the show – also winning the Outstanding Trade Student (Automotive) and the Hibberd Award for the student who has shown the greatest resilience and spirit in the face of significant challenge. According to Wunan CEO Christian Zahra, when Justin entered KEEP in 2011 in Year 7, like many Indigenous students in the East Kimberley, he had extremely low levels of literacy and numeracy. “Justin’s reading was assessed at Year 1 level and he was unable to tell the time or comprehend basic mathematics,” Mr Zahra said. “Given how far behind he was when he began in the program, Justin’s successful completion of Year 12 […]   Read More.
Sep 28 2016
Backyard Blitz_500x213World renowned artist Julian Clavijo has brought a taste of the Kimberley to the backyard of Wunan’s Kimberley Education Excellence Program (KEEP) boy’s house in Melbourne.   Read More.
Topic: Education
Mar 18 2016
RCSP_Newsletter_Edition_4_ March 2016This Newsletter provides an update on the implementation of the RCSP and Children’s Services in the Kimberley. Click here to read more: RCSP_Newsletter_Edition_4_ March 2016   Read More.
Topic: Education
Dec 14 2015
Closing_the_Gap_ImageTen more Indigenous students from the East Kimberley will be given the opportunity to attend high-quality private schools next year, when Wunan’s highly successful Indigenous scholarship program is expanded to Melbourne.   Read More.
Topic: Education
Oct 5 2015
Family Centre - Children's HandsNingkuwum Ngamayuwu Children & Family Centre  continues to provide a fantastic range of services to families in Halls Creek, with the aim of improving the wellbeing, education and care of young children. Check out all the exciting things they’ve been doing over the past few months.   Read More.
Oct 1 2015
Debbie Cain with DiplomasWith the support of Wunan Foundation, several members of staff began Double Diploma studies at Kimberley Training Institute a couple of years ago. Debbie Cain, Wunan’s Manager Housing Services, was recently the first of the group to graduate with Double Diplomas in Business and Management. This is a great achievement and a tribute to Debbie’s dedication and commitment to her studies, despite working full-time in a demanding role at Wunan Foundation. Congratulations Debbie!   Read More.