Pool News! We have just been informed that a private family trust has committed $50,000 to keep our pool open until the end of this season! As with most heroes, they do not wish to be named, but please join us in saying thanks. This family understands the importance of the pool to our community and [...]
The 2012-13 WYDAC Annual Report is now available for download. It has been another year of unique challenges and overwhelming successes. The growth of the program has mirrored the commitment of Warlpiri in all our communities to enhance the opportunities for young people to learn, grow and take on leadership roles.
Help save our community swimming pool! This ‘campaign’ is simple, but serious. We have no marketing expertise, strategy or budgets. What we do is look after young people. Young Warlpiri people wrote, shot, edited and performed in this film because they want you to know how important our pool is to us.
Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation is proud to have joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGO’s to support the “Racism. It stops with me” campaign.
In 2005 Yuendumu Community Council (YCC) was informed they had been successful in their application for a swimming pool through the Pools in Remote Areas (PIRA) Scheme. When the news came in, the YCC was in administration mode and could not accept grants. The YCC administrator asked WYDAC to take over the grant and construct the pool. The WYDAC Board agreed to manage the construction of the pool, and to hand over the Central Desert Shire (who had replaced the local Council) at the end of the first year of operation.
This community film was made for (and with) the Board, Members and Staff of WYDAC to help explain the way the organisation is run, encourage more young people to take up leadership roles, and as a record of where WYDAC has come from, where it is now and where it is going. Developed in consultation [...]
Tyrone Spencer aka T-Bone is featured in this hip hop track about Warlpiri culture staying strong in Yuendumu. Music Video produced by PAW Media in collaboration with WYDAC’s Jaru Pirjirdi, WETT Youth and Media training. The track was recorded, performed and produced by T-Bone, Monkeymarc and Elftranzporter as part of InCite Youth Arts.
Congratulations to Yuendumu Youth Program participants, Messiah Brown and Jerome Jurrah for their song entry ‘Keep your body clean’, in the National Cannabis Prevention and Information centre (NCPIC) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Competition. The entry was chosen as Runner up out of 30 national entrants, which gave Indigenous people the opportunity to showcase [...]
The Jinta Sport brand has been created to not only offer consumers high quality, well priced sports gear but also to help create a positive change in the world.
Jinta sport is an accredited fair trade sports brand, the purchase of Jinta Sports products is guaranteed to be child labour free and ensures workers involved in the production are treated with dignity and decent living wages.
InCite Youth Arts and the Mt Theo Program are proud to announce the release of Red Sand Culture (Volume 1) – a compilation CD showcasing the powerful voice of Warlpiri youth from the desert of Central Australia.
One of our young Jaru Pirrjirdi men, Tyrone Spencer stars in this music video. Created through a collaboration between Incite Youth Arts Hip Hop Artists James and Caiti and Mt Theo Youth and Jaru Pirrjirdi Program. This is just one of many songs created by the youth of Yuendumu Community. We hope you enjoy!
I wanna tell you a bit of story about myself, how I learnt how to be a father
My name is Michael Japaljarri Wayne, and most people call me MG. This is a story about me and my son – most people call him Jujayi, because his skin name is Jungarrayi. He’s four.
Snapshot on Strong Fathers project facilitated by our Warra-Warra Kanyi Counselling & Mentoring Service. This is the story of Jason and his daughters. To view the image larger visit goo.gl/Kzxd The idea for Strong Family Men came from Cecil “Crocodile” Johnson, a Mt Theo Traditional Owner and one of our fanstastic community partners from Central Australian [...]
In early 2009, the Mt Theo Program launched Warra-Warra Kanyi, a community-based counselling and mentoring project. Warra-Warra Kanyi grew out of the mentoring element of Jaru Pirrjirdi, through which the Yuendumu community demonstrated the strong need for a Warlpiri-specific counselling and mentoring service. With the generous support of the Personal Helpers and Mentors initiative within [...]
Liam Jurrah, NT Young Australian of the Year 2009! The fact that Liam was nominated for his work with Mt Theo in the Jaru Pirrjirdi Program, as well as his freakish football talents, would indicate he is more than just the latest Melbourne gun. He continues to serve the young people of Yuendumu community and deserves this recognition for the outstanding young man that he is.
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This is a poster that outlines our structure! For a larger version click here (or click the image)