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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
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
May 10 2019
Wunan was successful in securing a grant through the Building Better Regions Funding to produce a Five-Year Strategic Plan on increasing Indigenous Female Leadership in the East Kimberley. A two-day camp was held recently at Lake Argyle to discuss the barriers and deterrents resulting in women not occupying leadership roles in their community more frequently. Roles such as CEO positions, Board positions and business owner aspirations could potentially offer great benefits to the East Kimberley region if current barriers are addressed and women given the appropriate support required to see positive changes happen within Indigenous communities, through the empowerment and acknowledgement of the value of women’s perspective and experiences and their ability to influence positive change. Wunan engaged Natasha Short of Kimberley (Birds) Jiyigas to lead the project which was supported by six East Kimberley Indigenous women attending the camp to offer their valuable personal insights and thoughts on how […]   Read More
Apr 25 2019
Quiet Achiever ~ Wunan Driver Trainer Douglas Winton. Doug is Wunan’s Driver Trainer and has had some great results in the first four months of 2019. Since January this year, he has been very successful in assisting a number of Aboriginal people to address a number of barriers stopping them from gaining their licences, the barriers range from lack of access to paperwork such as appropriate identification and outstanding fines which may be preventing the application for a Driver’s Licence. Doug provides all of his clients with support for each step of the application process, he demonstrates great empathy and understanding and supports people through each step, from the basics, which includes helping them get online to practice for their theory tests, as well as teaching road rules such as appropriate restraints for children in the vehicles through to the practical side of driving, and anything else they need to […]   Read More
Apr 16 2019
In February 2019 Lyndon Brandy and Shulyn Hunter from the Wunan Jobs and Skills Centre team in Broome successfully supported 13 candidates as they began their journey to become the newest Coles employees.  Lyndon and Shulyn successfully recruited an initial intake of 33 candidates who participated in a screening assessment process, these candidates were provided with employment and interview readiness support where needed. From the initial 33 candidates, 23 candidates successfully secured a preliminary interview and from these 23 people, 17 people were shortlisted for interviews in store with the Coles Broome Store Manager. Following the final in-store interviews, 13 candidates were offered employment at Coles Broome. The 13 successful candidates then completed an online induction process and various online training modules. Following compeletion of the in-store and online induction, the new employees were allocated rosters and are now members of the Coles Broome Team. In March, Sienna Howard, Priscilla […]   Read More
Feb 28 2019
  iBase has officially opened its very first branch in Broome at 340 Dampier Terrace.  Currently, Danielle Dowell works from this office supporting clients predominately in the West Kimberley region. iBase is keen to extend their successful support model to anyone who could benefit from iBase’s range of services in the West Kimberley, Danielle can be reached via email on financemob@ibase.org.au.   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