Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
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 15 2012
More often than not there is a win that gives us the heart to soldier on … The sweet potatoes Anton planted last November. On a recent visit to Halls Creek,  Anton showed me around projects at the hospital gardens and Anton was very proud of his harvest of sweet potatoes. Anton plans to attend TAFE for a couple of hours a week as part of the 3 days a week he works.      Read More
Topic: Employment
Jun 13 2012
On Wednesday 16 May 2012, Wunan hosted a community meeting on its Living Change initiative at the Shire Hall in Halls Creek. Around 80 people attended the meeting, which was a chance for people to read the interim community report on consultations to date in Halls Creek, discuss the proposed model, ask questions and receive answers.   Read More
Jun 5 2012
Living ChangeIn the next two months, Wunan will deliver a report on the feasibility of implementing its Living Change initiative in Halls Creek and seek to secure funding to continue the initiative. As regular readers will know, Living Change is a Wunan initiative to rebuild family responsibilities and local authority in East Kimberley communities. Since beginning work on Living Change in early 2011, Wunan has primarily focused on how it could be trialed in the town of Halls Creek. With the introduction of alcohol restrictions in May 2009, the community there has been able to halt what appeared to be an inexorable decline. Now, there is a chance “to create a prosperous, caring, safe, inclusive and proactive community” (Halls Creek Community Strategy 2008- 2018)   Read More
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