Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Jul 26 2012
Waringarri Radio (George J Hanna) along with Wunan will sponsor the Career/Multimedia competition for a further $500 on top of the $500 already being sponsored by Wunan’s Workforce Development Centre, making the prize money now $1,000. Waringarri Radio will also advertising the competition as part of their community announcements at no cost. Anyone under the age of 18 can participate in this competition whether as an individual or as a group.  The focus needs to be on a job, career, industry or work and entries need to be submitted by Friday 14 September 2012 to Workforce Development Centre at the CNR of Konkerrberry Drive and Messmate Way. Gook luck and get your entries in.       Read More.
Jun 26 2012
In 2011 Wunan, along with a range of partners, rolled out the Parent and Community Engagement (PaCE) Program.  The goal of PaCE is to work directly with families and community to increase school attendance, improve student outcomes and ensure stronger parental involvement in their child’s education.  To achieve this PaCE is designed and delivered in a way that increases knowledge of the educational process.    Read More.
Topic: Education
Jun 21 2012
Out of a pool of 1100 applicants who applied for funding from Charitable Trusts managed by Perpetual, only 166 were successful. Assessed against the parameters of strategy, outcomes, capability and leadership,  Wunan is the recipient of $80,000 to fund the Dural Excellence Program for the next 2 years.    Read More.
Topic: Education
Jun 5 2012
Dural Excellence ProgramDural Education Excellence Program is a 2 year Pilot designed to help Halls Creek young people explore their academic options by giving them access to a number of high profile schools in the Sydney suburb of Dural. Since commencing on 18 October 2011, the Dural Education Excellence Program (DEEP) has made a positive start, exceeding the expectations of all those involved with the Pilot Project.  Currently 10 students are now living in a boarding house with house parents Jamie and Tracey Elliot and their 3 children.   Read More.
Topic: Education
Jun 5 2012
Wunan helps disengaged young Aboriginal Women“Giving severely disadvantaged young Aboriginal women the knowledge, confidence, imagination and skills to develop better lives for themselves”, Joodoogeb-be-gerring Werlemen helps young Aboriginal women who’ve dropped out of school to re-engage in learning and education and gain the qualifications vital for employment.   Read More.
Topic: Education
Apr 14 2012
  Salia Tate Banks:- Salia is originally from Halls Creek and has been employed with Liquor Land since 12 December 2011 and has recently been given the opportunity to undertake training in assistant management.  This is a fantastic achievement for a 21 year old to further her career and provides opportunity to transfer to other regions and other departments within the Coles Myer Group.   Read More.