Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Jun 11 2015
Wunan_IAS_FundingThe Federal Government describes its Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) as being focused on three priority areas – getting children to school, moving adults off welfare into work, and building safe communities. These priorities also form part of Wunan’s core mission. In the recent funding round under IAS, Wunan was successful in gaining funding for a range of new and existing Wunan programs under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) initial grants round, announced earlier this year. One of the new programs funded is Pathway to Home Ownership, which will form part of Wunan’s overarching housing strategy, including the Transitional Housing and Money Mentor programs. This program will target Aboriginal people with the capacity, willingness and desire to buy or build their own home. It will support them to prepare and understand a financial plan, including budgeting, and provide assistance to complete a home loan application and liaise with financial […]   Read More
Topic: Wunan
Jun 11 2015
Wunan_Inspiring_Young_PeopleWunan’s Workforce Development Centre in Broome was recently involved in coordinating a four-day visit by one of Australia’s leading motivational speakers and career coaches, Nathan Hulls. Hundreds of local young people, employers and educators took part in a range of activities during the visit, which was the result of a partnership between Wunan’s Workforce Development Centre, North West Expo, SHELL, Broome Senior High School and the Kimberley Regional Education Office. Nathan Hulls’ message to local students was one of hope for the future. He has himself overcome significant life challenges and come out on top. Now he’s passionate about giving teenagers the tools they need to decide their own destinies and transform their lives. Nathan spoke to the Principals School Leadership Conference and opened the SHELL Work Inspirations Program, where 60 Year Nine Broome students heard from eight industry representatives about their business, vision and employment opportunities. At the Broome […]   Read More
Topic: Wunan
Jun 11 2015
Wunan_Staff_Spotlight_Gabi_Ah_WonGabi is Wunan’s hard-working Office Administrator – she’s the friendly face you see at reception. Gabi grew up in the East Kimberley and, having worked at Wunan for just on four months, she says she’s finding the job challenging and interesting because she has so many different tasks to complete each day. “The thing I enjoy most about working at Wunan is being surrounded by so many fantastic people, who all give me an opportunity to learn something new every day,” says Gabi. She is keen to continue developing her skills and has just enrolled in a Certificate III in Business at Kimberley Training Institute. “It’s exciting to be studying and I’m really looking forward to learning as much as I can about business and administration through the course, so that I can apply it at work,” she says. Gabi is one of many local Aboriginal people who have benefited […]   Read More
Topic: Wunan
Apr 20 2015
IMG_0723 (2)Stage 1 of the Transitional Housing Program supported by Wunan Foundation was officially opened the in Halls Creek on the 9th April, 2015 by Minister for Housing Hon. Colin Holt MLC. A joint venture between the W.A Department of Housing, Community Housing Limited, and the Aboriginal Community of Halls Creek has seen an outstanding effort in the establishment of Transitional Housing with seven 1-2 bedroom homes being built in Smiths Street, Halls Creek. The program is a designed to support Aboriginal people into home ownership and has resulted in significant positive outcomes in Kununurra in that a number of people are now moving towards home ownership in the Kununurra area. The housing project for Halls Creek is a major step forward and builds on Wunan’s Living Change model and has sparked interest of Empowered Communities for boarder delivery supporting Aboriginal Communities across the country. The program in Halls Creek now […]   Read More
Mar 30 2015
Wunan_Transitional_HousingAs we learnt in the last Newsletter, the Transitional Housing Program has been rolled out to Halls Creek! Housing includes:   Read More
Mar 30 2015
Wunan_New_CEO_Christian_ZahraWunan Chairman, Ian Trust, has announced the appointment of Christian Zahra as new CEO for the organisation. Until recently a Director of KPMG’s Strategy Group, Christian has had extensive experience in senior roles in both the private and government sectors and has served previously as a Chief Executive Officer in an Aboriginal Health and Housing service in regional Victoria. Christian has also served in several leading public official roles including as Chairman of the Federal Government’s $1B Regional Development Australia Fund Advisory Panel and six years as a Federal MP representing a regional electorate.   Read More
Topic: Wunan