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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Jan 29 2020
Burraluba Yura Ngurra Workers’ Hostel in Halls Creek is a program delivered by Wunan with the funding from The Department of Communities. Located 10km outside of the town of Halls Creek, the hostel provides its residents with a beautiful place to stay and a range of facilities to excel in their employment or training endeavours. The hostel provides accommodation for residents in the form of single and family units and offers a number of support services to improve the lives of its residents. The hostel has been the home of Coreen Butters for the past 6 months. Coreen has been an employee of the Department of Child Protection (DCP) for many years and had relocated to Burraluba Workers’ Hostel with her three daughters. Burraluba Hostel supports its residents by providing transportation to and from school for their children. When Coreen’s family first moved in to the hostel, the two younger […]   Read More.
Dec 11 2019
The Halls Creek Child and Parent Centre (CPC) has gone live with the Remote Opshop Project. This is a new initiative driven by the parents of the CPC, with the aim of generating independent funding for everyday necessities at the centre as well as to provide their families with clothing and shoes. The Remote Opshop Project provides support to remote Aboriginal communities across Australia by generating independent funding that can be used to address a myriad of local community needs. The initiative to reduce waste and to promote reusing allows remote communities to make the most of the limited resources they have. With an online network which connects donors with community groups, the costs of overheads, infrastructure, administration and transportation are reduced. At this starting stage, the Halls Creek CPC will not have a physical store but will be holding sales when they have accumulated enough donations. The remoteness of […]   Read More.
May 23 2019
PaCE Parents and Community Engagement The PaCE team are excited to share some of our achievements for 2019 so far, we have hit the ground running and have not stopped! This year the PaCE program has a new team: Sadella Nocketta (PaCE Coordinator) Killie Garlett (Senior Support worker) Cylia Tait (Support Worker) As well as access to a casual pool of staff provided by Wunan Foundation to ensure PaCE provides a consistent quality service. The PaCE programs provide a variety of services such as; Supporting parents and families with transport to and from school; Healthy meals for breakfast and lunch as required; Advocating for families with services in the areas of housing; Financial literacy; Health and wellbeing; Connecting families to other services which enrich their lifestyles. Celebrations PaCE is proud to share the news that two of our students received awards for their efforts towards their school work last term. […]   Read More.
Feb 28 2019
What a great start to the 2019 School year, it has been great to see the way our Students have settled into their respective Houses and Schools. A big thank you to all our families for your support in getting students prepared and ready on time, for their organised travel arrangements. A special mention to all the Chaperones that travelled with their family members, it makes the transition for students leaving their communities for the first time, a little easier knowing that they have that support. A big shout out to our Houseparents who have been magnificent in the care, direction and guidance they give to our students Can I please ask families for their support in keeping good lines of communication with our Houseparents, any information from the community that may affect your family member, is a great help for houseparents in making sure that students are supported. David […]   Read More.
Feb 28 2019
This year has started off with some promising news on funding and services that Wunan will continue to deliver or begin to deliver to build capacity and improve the lives of people in the East Kimberley.   Funding Wunan has successfully renewed a number of important service agreements and contracts this year, including the Remote School Attendance Strategy, Child and Parent Centres, Jobs and Skills Centres, Financial Wellbeing Hub, and PaCE. The board appreciate the amount of detailed work that needs to go into a successful tenders and submissions. Following a recent independent evaluation, negotiations for a new Pipeline to Transitional Housing contract with the Department of Communities are well advanced.   Wunan has been successful in securing a ‘Proceeds of Crime’ (Confiscated Property) Grant from the Department of Justice to support the Youth Hub in Halls Creek, subject to certain conditions. The Financial Wellbeing and Housing Hub has also been […]   Read More.
Feb 28 2019
In May 2018, under the sponsorship of John Scougall (GM Programs) and Barry King (Manager Leadership and Governance), Wunan Foundation identified a selection of employees with leadership potential to undertake a Diploma of Leadership and Management course. The program was designed to develop core leadership skills and management capability within the team, in order to help support the growth of Wunan Foundation and the increasing complexity of the organisation as more programs are commenced. Wunan’s General Manager of Services, John Scougall said, “Feedback from participants about the quality of the course has been very positive.” “Wunan believes that courses such as this are essential to bring through the next generation of Team Leaders and Managers equipped to make a difference.” Vocational Training Services, a respected regionally-focused Registered Training Organisation, was engaged to design and deliver the program to staff over a 12 to 15 month period.  Areas of focus in […]   Read More.