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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Feb 3 2012
Wunan makes donation to Wall of handsWunan has just put its hand up and through Generation One supported the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) ‘Wall of Hands’ Campaign by donating $500.   Read More
Jan 31 2012
Wunan is moving into an exciting new phase of its Living Change initiative. {see living change fact sheet} Over the past twelve months, Wunan has been developing an overall framework for Living Change and seeking community and government support for concept of rebuilding social responsibility and local authority. With the arrival of three new staff members, Wunan is now focusing its efforts on how Living Change could be trialled in Halls Creek. Tammy Sovenyhazi joins Wunan from the Families Responsibilities Commission in Cairns, Queensland, where she was the Registrar. Tammy brings a wealth of experience in the operation of the Cape York welfare reform trials, and will strengthen the relationship between Wunan and the ground-breaking, Noel Pearson-led Cape York institutions. She will be responsible for the recommendations that Wunan will put to government in mid-2012 on the implementation of Living Change in Halls Creek. Emma Carlin joins Wunan from the […]   Read More
Jan 23 2012
WOW Factor TeamThe Wow Factor program was held on 8 and 9 November 2011. Young local Halls Creek Jobseekers attended. Two days of goal setting, makeup and deportment and communication with support from Kate (Hairdresser), Samantha (Makeup), Dale and Lucy and Nicole and participants were Raymeeka, Dina , Courtney , Nicole, Tianni and Roberta. Michelle Martin (Shire) and Andrew (Photographer) also assisted us.   Read More
Topic: Employment
Jan 20 2012
Years 11 and 12 girls have been planning what they would like to do in 2012 with a majority of them choosing to go to boarding school for their final years. Henceforth, Tamika Pitt-Lancaster, Liaison Officer/Mentor for the Werlemen Girls Program has been working with the girls to complete their application forms, source identification, apply for Abstudy and open bank accounts. One year 12 student has chosen not to return to Werlemen in 2012 and is busy working with Tamika to find a job. With the Werlemen program heading for some positive program changes in 2012, Tamika is looking for new year 8 girls who would like to attend the Werlemen 2012 new look program. Stay tuned for more news.   Read More
Topic: Education
Jan 20 2012
Burraluba Yura Ngurra Workers Hostel in Halls Creek celebrated their first Christmas with a shared Christmas dinner, gifts and karaoke. A massive turkey was cooked on one of the BBQ’s which everyone enjoyed together with a delicious selection of salads and desserts contributed by residents and staff. Gifts for all the children and residents resulted in lots of happy faces and the evening ended with residents and staff alike all singing along to their favourite song choices. All in all there were lots of laughs and a jolly good night was had by all.   Read More
Dec 6 2011
When Joanne first came to the Workforce Development Centre she was asking for help with her resume. After chatting with a Careers Advisor it was clear that what Joanne wanted was get an office job so that she didn’t have to spend her entire working day on her feet. There have been some pretty significant changes to the office environment over the last 60 years and Joanne recognised that to change the direction of her career she would need to up date her qualifications. She took advantage of the Workforce Development Centre’s Profit From Experience Funding (PFE) and after speaking with staff at Kimberley TAFE (now Kimberley Institute of Technology) she was able to use the PFE funding to pay for her enrollment in two units from the Cert II Business. Over the next five months WDC staff were inspired to witness Joanne’s methodical and tireless progress through these units […]   Read More
Topic: Employment