Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Dec 8 2014
Wunan_Indigenous_Advancement_StrategyThe Commonwealth Government has consolidated all Indigenous programs into 5 areas of strategic priority, and recently opened a funding round for applications for programs commencing in 2015. Wunan submitted 7 requests; for programs aligned to both Government objectives and our own strategy for reform. Some were to continue current programs that are delivering results while threatened with closure due to short term funding cycles. Other new initiatives were proposed that will support long term change and improved outcomes for Aboriginal people. An evaluation mechanism was proposed for each funding application, recognising that measurable impact is essential; not only in the context of value for money, but also to ensure programs are actually delivering the outcomes intended. Wunan does not subscribe to the continued layering on of passive service delivery, and thus expects to be accountable for creating sustainable outcomes. Funding applied for under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy was as follows: […]   Read More.
Nov 3 2014
Wunan’s involvement with the Kimberley Regional Children’s Services Plan has identified the 2014 Review of the National Quality Agenda. For interested parties the secondary consultation process for the Review of the National Partnership Agreement on the National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care (2014 Review) will be commencing shortly. Proposed options for changes to the National Quality Framework, will be considered as part of this secondary consultation process. Information sessions will be held in all states and territories, presented by the Australian Government in partnership with state and territory governments. Perth – Monday 24 November 2014 Bunbury – Tuesday 25 November 2014 Port Hedland – Wednesday 26 November 2014 Kalgoorlie – Thursday 27 November 2014   Follow the below link to book now: http://www.netoosh.org.au/noshsa/resources_events.htm#wa     Read More.
Oct 29 2014
Halls Creek Art Competition  We are very excited to launch our community wide Art Competition where we invite community members to submit entries that are based on one or more of the five social norms. Details of the comp are: Categories: Early Learning Primary School: Junior, Middle & Upper Secondary School : Lower & Upper Adult Yarliyil Artists Artwork Size: 30cm x 30cm Competition Opens: 27th October 2014 Competition Closes: 13th November 2014 Judging: 14th November 2014 (further details to be provided) Submit to: Robby McNamee (Wunan office behind the bakery) With the assistance of the CFC, we are opening up the centre to the community on the following dates to work on their entries:  Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th October Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th November Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th November Canvasses and paints will be provided at those sessions.  HCDHS and Warlawurru Schools are also embedding the competition into their […]   Read More.
Oct 29 2014
Photo by Simon Taplin- HC Police. Blue Light DiscoCheck out the latest happenings at Ningkuwum-Ngamayuwu (Halls Creek Children and Family Centre). Keep up the great work team! Read here: Ningkuwum-Ngamayuwu Newsletter_November 2014 Photo: Simon Taplin, Halls Creek Police   Read More.
Topic: Education
Oct 10 2014
Building a bridge to employmentWunan Partnership Broker program and Broome Workforce Development Centre recently facilitated Youth & Business Workshops in Kununurra & Broome. This was an opportunity for both young people and business people to discuss, share ideas  and develop an understanding of the challenges both parties experience in the workplace. Topics included building resilience, self-confidence and communication skills. Young people learnt the personal skills required for gaining successful employment and business people walked away with a clearer picture of what they can do differently when engaging with young people. All attendees actively engaged in the discussions and the activities and many strong connections were forged between the young participants and business people. Wunan Workforce Development Centres will continue to facilitate similar workshops in schools and incorporate work experience and industry visits to keep strengthening the bridge to employment for Kimberley Kids.     Read More.
Oct 7 2014
HippyThere are currently 14 families participating in The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY). Ten families are based in Kununurra and four in Wyndham. Two of these families reside at Molly Springs. The families who are actively involved in teaching their children have given positive feed back on what their children are learning from the activities. The children have really enjoyed the activities and the parents have felt empowered as their  children’s first teacher. Parents have said they are more excited and comfortable with their children’s learning at school and have also found the learning has extended in their every day life and into the community as children learn about colours and shapes. The children look forward to doing the activities with their parents and spending quality time together and they are realizing that learning can be fun. As with all new programs it’s been a challenge introducing it to the community, but we praise those […]   Read More.
Topic: Education