Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Mar 6 2014
Wunan and its partnership broker network calls on the Commonwealth Government to continue the School Business Community Partnership Program due to the productive and outcomes based  partnerships developed over the last three years. Wunan has delivered the program in the Kimberley region, facilitating the development of some great partnerships that support youth attainment and transition. A loss of this funding will create a significant gap  in brokering partnerships that address the issues preventing young people from successfully completing Year 12, and transitioning successfully into employment.   Read More.
Dec 10 2013
DEC13-Workforce-Development-CentreThe aim of the Workforce Development Centre (WDC)  is to increase participation in the workforce; particularly among the under-employed, disengaged and under-represented groups in the community. The WDCs mission is to assist individuals of any age and at any point throughout their lives to make more informed educational, training and occupation choices and to manage their careers.   Read More.
Topic: Employment
Sep 30 2013
Wunan_Newsletter_ochreIn the East Kimberley the  OpportunityChallengeResilienceEffort project continues to be a great success. The OChRE Project is a responsibility program that allows young people to have positive life experiences, enables personal success and contributes positively to the social fabric of the community.   Read More.
Sep 30 2013
Wunan_Newsletter_Money_SmartCherie McAdam (Wunan’s Indigenous Money Mentor and author of The Moneybird series of books) (fare left) was awarded the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award at a ceremony in Sydney on Monday 2 September 2013. MoneySmart Week is designed to encourage Australians to take simple steps to make a positive difference to their money health. It is an independent not-for-profit initiative involving over 100 organisations from the private, public and community sectors.  The Judges had the following to say about Cherie:-   Read More.
Sep 30 2013
Wunan_Newsletter_EKAAAOn Saturday 21 September, over 300 nominees, sponsors and special guests attended the 2013 East Kimberley Aboriginal Achievement Awards.  Held under the stars at the Kununurra Country Club, this biennial event builds public awareness of the positive contributions made by Aboriginal people within the community and provides a platform upon which to recognise and celebrate the achievements of quiet achievers and leaders from across the region.   Read More.
Jul 23 2013
Cherie McAdam & Noel Pearson with Cherie's first book "Moneybird'The MoneySmart Week Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals working to improve Australians’ financial literacy. The definition of financial literacy used by MoneySmart Week is: the ability to make informed judgements and to take effective decisions regarding the use and management of money. The MoneySmart Week Awards brings together like-minded people and organisations to share knowledge and promote and foster partnerships. Wunan’s Indigenous Money Mentor, Cherie McAdam, has been nominated for this prestigious award and as of 22 July, has received confirmation that she has been shortlisted. Cherie’s book, Moneybird, outlines the traits of five birds in relation to money management characteristics, then gives the reader advice based on which bird they identify with.  She will soon be publishing follow on books on gambling and education. We are so very proud of Cherie and can’t wait to celebrate this and future successes with her.     Read More.