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Wunan Foundation Inc

Wunan Foundation General Appeal

Wunan is an Aboriginal development organisation in the East Kimberley whose purpose is to unlock the potential of Aboriginal people to develop a better life for self and family. We facilitate long term and sustainable change by focussing on our strategic priorities: Education, Employment and Housing.

How will the funds be used?

You donation will help us to continue a range of integrated activities that support local Aboriginal people to take ownership and responsibility for their lives.

Key Areas of Expenditure

Strategic Investment :funds used to support activities that Governments typically don't fund yet are essential to growing the capacity of Aboriginal people to reach their potential.

Living Change: is a community led initiative that seeks to enable Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley to lead a life that they value, and secure a better education, a better house, and a better job. It aims to achieve this goal by leveraging existing resources to build Aboriginal capabilities and provide meaningful choices in a culturally appropriate way. It is driven by Wunan's belief that success for Aboriginal people comes from providing real opportunities, investing in people's abilities, and encouraging and rewarding aspiration and self-responsibility.

Dural Excellence Program: is a 2 year Pilot designed to help Halls Creek young people explore their academic options by allowing them access to a number of high profile schools in the Sydney suburb of Dural. The program also strives to provide a range of social, leisure and sporting options as well as personal development support and pastoral care offering them a well balanced all around educational experience they may not have had back home.

The Dural Excellence Program partnership also explores ways to set up exchange programs for teachers and students.

Parents and Community Engaged in Education (PaCE): is a program developed by Wunan and a range of partners. The program is being delivered in Kununurra, Halls Creek, and Wyndham and works directly with parents and families in building their confidence and ability to engage in schools. It is expected the program will result in an increase in school attendance, stronger parental involvement in their child's education and a better understanding the role of education and the benefit it can bring.

Joodoogeb-be-gerring Werlemen: The name, given by the Mirima Language and Cultural Centre in consultation with senior Elders means the straightening up of the girls and setting them on a straight path. The program aim is to assist young women back into full time education or into employment. It works specifically with disengaged young girls to build numeracy and literacy, life skills and work skills, in an environment which offers an alternative to mainstream education. This program is delivered through a partnership between Kununurra District High School, Gelganyem Trust and the Ord Enhancement Scheme.

Supported Accommodation: provides Aboriginal people who are working, have a traineeship or apprenticeship or who are studying, with a place they can live independently whilst being supported to move forward into transitional or independent housing.

  • Wunan House: is available to young Aboriginal people who are currently working, studying or undertaking traineeships or apprenticeships. Wunan House is a 16 bed residential hostel that provides single and shared rooms with en-suite facilities, common areas, computer and internet access along with three quality meals per day.

  • Burraluba Yura Ngurra Halls Creek Workers Hostel: is a much needed facility that responded to concerns from the community about poor housing options for young working people in Halls Creek. The 24 bed facility consists of single quarters with en-suite bathroom facilities, commercial kitchen, family quarters, recreation room and managers' quarters, all of which glue together to provide safe, affordable and supported accommodation for Aboriginal people from Halls Creek and the desert communities and assist them to take up work and training opportunities.

Workforce Development Centre/Career Planning: is a careers advice service that provides a range of career development services to individuals and/or groups (including schools). This is done either face to face or from a distance using help lines and web based services. The Centre's qualified staff can assist individuals in exploring areas of career interest, required training and skills and planning towards a future career, including information relating to labour market requirements across Western Australia. The career guidance process is relevant to people who are planning for change in their lives and recognise the opportunity to attain new skills and qualifications which will support them to do this and to prepare for career options.

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