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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Apr 30 2014
Wunan_HIPPY_Host_ProviderWunan is proud to have been named host provider of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY). HIPPY is an early childhood enrichment program that works with parents and carers of young children in their homes. Parents are supported by home tutors to help their preschool-age children develop their reading, writing and social skills, which helps them start school ready to learn.   Read More.
Topic: Education
Mar 10 2014
New house parent for 2014 –  Mat Taylor – gives us some insight into life within the Dural Excellence Program. He writes: “The last 3 weeks have been full on. All the students have pretty well settled into the routine of school and their life here in Sydney. “Several of the boys have been to tryouts for the AFL Adam Goodes Indigenous Talent Program where their football abilities were tested. All of the team was also involved in fire safety training here at the boarding facility. “The other big thing was the filming of a promotional DVD about the Dural program which took place at the house and at the schools during the week. It was a big day for all of us with the film crew arriving at 6:30am and the kids were up and ready to go when they arrived.   Read More.
Topic: Education
Mar 6 2014
Wunan and its partnership broker network calls on the Commonwealth Government to continue the School Business Community Partnership Program due to the productive and outcomes based  partnerships developed over the last three years. Wunan has delivered the program in the Kimberley region, facilitating the development of some great partnerships that support youth attainment and transition. A loss of this funding will create a significant gap  in brokering partnerships that address the issues preventing young people from successfully completing Year 12, and transitioning successfully into employment.   Read More.
Dec 11 2013
DEC13-Regional_Services_Childrens_PlanWunan is very pleased to have been awarded a contract by the Department for Communities to develop a Regional Children’s Services Plan for the Kimberley. The project, funded by Royalties for Regions under the Regional Community Child Care Development Fund is an acknowledgement by Government of the challenges faced by organisations that provide education and care services for children in country areas including the impact of distance, isolation, limited funding and the reliance on community based management committees to manage these services.   Read More.
Topic: Education
Sep 30 2013
Wunan_Newsletter_ochreIn the East Kimberley the  OpportunityChallengeResilienceEffort project continues to be a great success. The OChRE Project is a responsibility program that allows young people to have positive life experiences, enables personal success and contributes positively to the social fabric of the community.   Read More.
Sep 30 2013
Wunan_Newsletter_Money_SmartCherie McAdam (Wunan’s Indigenous Money Mentor and author of The Moneybird series of books) (fare left) was awarded the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award at a ceremony in Sydney on Monday 2 September 2013. MoneySmart Week is designed to encourage Australians to take simple steps to make a positive difference to their money health. It is an independent not-for-profit initiative involving over 100 organisations from the private, public and community sectors.  The Judges had the following to say about Cherie:-   Read More.