Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
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
Dec 6 2011
Five girls from the Joodoogeb-be-gerring Werlemen Program were lucky to be selected for involvement in a cross cultural exchange program run by Kimberley 2 Way Exchange. This is a new concept developed by the passionate and hard working Peter Barnett who has worked diligently to make this program a success. The program involved students forgoing their school holidays to host four students from the prestigious Peninsula School in Melbourne for ten days. The students from Melbourne then returned the favour and hosted the Werlemen students in Melbourne.   Read More.
Topic: Education
Dec 6 2011
William Clarke College, Pacific Hills Christian School, Wunan, Halls Creek District High School and Dural Baptist Church have come together to help provide a culturally appropriate family style boarding accommodation option for Halls Creek young people. It may sound easy enough but for many Indigenous youth it is mostly scary and sometimes confronting delving into an entirely new environment and facing the pressures; that is why these parties have come together to support these courageous kids. Sydney’s a long way from home but when it comes to education no distance is too far for these Halls Creek youth; armed with a positive attitude, thirst for knowledge and pride in their steps these youngsters are ready to take on the challenge of learning away from home.   Read More.
Topic: Education