Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Feb 16 2015
Wunan Foundation’s, Transitional Housing Program would like to take this opportunity in thanking their partnership sponsors National Australia Bank Limited and the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Aboriginal Community Critical Response Fund (ACCRF) for the funding commitment for the Indigenous Money Mentors Position. With the help of both these organisations Wunan’s Transitional Housing Program’s Indigenous Money Mentors Position is established to help the Indigenous people of the East Kimberley. Although funded and supported by NAB’s Indigenous Finance and Development Team, Indigenous Money Mentors (IMM’s) are independent. They are hosted in a Community Partner organisation and they provide financial counselling and support however they do not provide mainstream banking products nor do they provide financial advice on investments or insurance. The Indigenous Money Mentors Program gives the Kimberley communities a greater understanding of budgets and gives financial support to help them development the understanding of a better life for their families […]   Read More.
Feb 9 2015
Wunan Chairman, Ian Trust, has announced the appointment of Christian Zahra as new CEO for the organisation following an independent executive search process. Christian Zahra, until recently a Director of KPMG’s Strategy Group, 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. Mr Zahra has also served in several leading public official roles including as Chairman of the Federal Government’s $1B Regional Development Australia Fund Advisory Panel. Mr Trust said Mr Zahra will bring a new perspective to Wunan and our future direction. The Wunan Board is keen to work with him to achieve outcomes for Aboriginal people of the East Kimberley. Mr Zahra said ‘Wunan is an organisation with a well deserved reputation for doing important work that is having a real impact in the […]   Read More.
Feb 5 2015
DEEP 2015 - DBy Programs and Partnerships Manager, Natasha Short All 12 students are back on deck after their Christmas break and some hiccups in returning to Dural. We have 6 boys and 6 girls at the house (most of whom are from Halls Creek) which keeps the place buzzing with continual activity. This year, one of our original 2011 students, Justin Mosquito, will begin a carpentry trade in Sydney. Justin entered the program reading at a basic level only, but continues to inspire his peers and those around him with his progress, an example of what can be achieved with the right opportunity. Dural houseparents, Jeff and Marilyn Smith, remain fully committed to the students and the overall vision of the program, they are doing an outstanding job and bring a fantastic set of skills and qualities to this unique role. Evident is the potential and individuality of ALL our students, whom […]   Read More.
Topic: Education
Feb 2 2015
WARNAYARRA- THE RAINBOW SNAKE. FEBRUARY 2015Find out what’s happening at Ningkuwum-Ngamayuwu (Halls Creek Children & Family Centre) READ BELOW: NINGKUWUM-NGAMAYUWU Newsletter- February 2015 – PART A NINGKUWUM-NGAMAYUWU Newsletter- February 2015 – PART B For a compact version of the newsletter please call us on (08) 9168 3881 or email: admin@wunan.org.au           Read More.