Spotlight on Staff – Anthony Becker
14 December 2015
Anthony began as Manager, Education Programs, earlier this year. He came to Wunan with a wealth of experience after 25 years working in prisoner education in New South Wales.
As part of his role within the prison system, Anthony spent 13 years working with inmates at the notorious Long Bay Gaol.
“I worked closely with some very violent and dangerous men, but within most of them there were some elements of humanity. To be able to engage them in learning, I had to connect with that humanity,” he recalls.
Anthony says he was keen to come and work with Wunan because he believes strongly in Aboriginal people determining their own futures and having the capacity and power to achieve this.
“Wunan has a visionary leader in Ian Trust and a clearly defined mission and set of priorities. I enjoy working with such a committed team, who all share his vision,” he says.
“My job allows me to manage a number of programs that provide real opportunities to engage young Indigenous people and their families in education, which can open up a world of possibilities to them.”
“I believe passionately in the power of education to transform lives. Wunan plays an important role in developing the next generation of Indigenous leaders through its Kimberley Education Excellence Program and it’s exciting to be involved in such important work.”