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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Jul 23 2013
Inside the Bungle BunglesThe students from the Dural Education Excellence Program are home on holidays from Dural (Sydney) and along with Wunan’s Burraluba Workers Hostel ‘Family’, camped out at the Bungle Bungles. Needless to say, everyone had a great time and stories to tell when they get back to school.   Read More.
Jul 23 2013
Cherie McAdam & Noel Pearson with Cherie's first book "Moneybird'The MoneySmart Week Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals working to improve Australians’ financial literacy. The definition of financial literacy used by MoneySmart Week is: the ability to make informed judgements and to take effective decisions regarding the use and management of money. The MoneySmart Week Awards brings together like-minded people and organisations to share knowledge and promote and foster partnerships. Wunan’s Indigenous Money Mentor, Cherie McAdam, has been nominated for this prestigious award and as of 22 July, has received confirmation that she has been shortlisted. Cherie’s book, Moneybird, outlines the traits of five birds in relation to money management characteristics, then gives the reader advice based on which bird they identify with.  She will soon be publishing follow on books on gambling and education. We are so very proud of Cherie and can’t wait to celebrate this and future successes with her.     Read More.
Jul 23 2013
From left to right: Pauline Manning (Wunan), Graham Edmonds (Indigenous Business Australia), Brooke Thomas (Commonwealth Bank), Cherie McAdam (Wunan) and Dorothy Rodney & Craig Glew (Keyatart)On Monday May 13th a Home Loan Expo was organised at the Kununurra Youth Centre for the clients of our Transitional Housing Program and the wider community. In attendance we had staff from Keystart (Dorothy Rodney & Craig Glew) Indigenous Business Australia (Graham Edmonds) and Commonwealth Bank (Brooke Thomas). There was a great turnout with the general feedback being that the evening was a success and enlightened the path to Home Ownership in a broader context. It is planned  to have another Expo in six months.   Read More.
Dec 13 2012
We have a had a very exciting time over the past few months in Wunan Housing. The transitional housing program has been our main focus as we have seen 32 new homes tenanted with the remaining 8 not far away. The huge smiles and the pride of the tenants has been fabulous. Watching them fit out their new homes with furniture, pictures on the walls, swing sets and gardens is a credit to them. Many have never had a place of their own to call home and having a safe, secure place for themselves and their children has been a dream that has now come true. The mixture of tenants has been varied from 2 parent and single parent families, brother and sister combinations young and the more mature singles and some great couples.   Read More.
Nov 15 2012
Financial matters are brought back to earthBy now you have hopefully seen the article on Cherie (Indigenous Money Mentor) in the Kimberley Echo, however you may not have seen the article recently printed in The West, the local paper of our neighbours on 12 November 2012. See below to find out what they are saying in the West about Cherie and her new book ‘Moneybird’:- Financial matters are brought back to earth ALICIA BRIDGES Alicia Bridges © Financial matters are brought back to earth   Read More.
Sep 14 2012
Big Celebrations in the Wunan Office today with our first Transitional Housing tenants receiving the keys to their new home…… Norman and Tracy had tears in their eyes and could not express enough how lucky they feel to have this opportunity. They have grand plans for their garden and cannot wait to settle in and make their house a home. Congratulations to them both!   Read More.