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.
What you say matters. Racism. It Stops With Me. Featuring Brothablack. The Australian Human Rights Commission have launched a new online anti-racism resource, What you say matters, to educate and engage young people about racism and to empower them to respond safely when they experience or witness racism. The resource has been developed after extensive consultation with [...]
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.
A massive thank you to the Kurra Aboriginal Corporation and WETT (Warlpiri Education Training Trust) for agreeing to fund 4WD buses for Lajamanu, Nyirrpi and Willowra.
One of the wonderful outcomes of WYDAC being a finalist in the National Indigenous Governance Awards, was a commitment by Target Australia to provide support to WYDAC to develop a strategy to increase private and corporate funding.
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.
A big mob of middle school young fellas crashed our ‘how do we keep the pool open without funds’ meeting facilitated by Royal Life Saving recently.
Hot off the press, the WYDAC Annual Report 2011 – 2012 [click the image to download in PDF format 3.6mb]
We are very proud to tell you we have been selected as a finalist in the biennial 2012 Indigenous Governance Awards. Over 100 applications were receive by Reconciliation Australia and WYDAC is among the eight finalists. For more information, please visit the Reconciliation Australia website for more information! From the media release: 2012 Indigenous Governance [...]
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 [...]
Here is a special deal from our friends at Etiko – Buy one pair of their sneakers and they’ll donate a pair to one of our school kids!
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.
Here is our official invitation* to all community members of Yuendumu, Willowra, Nyirrpi and Lajamanu to our Annual General Meeting for 2011. Hope to see you there! * This is the unsigned digital version
As part of the Alice Springs Desert Festival, two Jaru Pirrjirdi members, Melanie (Courtney Singleton) and Sherelle (Marla) Young were chosen to attend the recent Desert Divas Music Mentoring Program, from 7th-10th September 2011.
Yapa Kurlu-ku Ngurrpa is a short film about going to school in Nyirrpi, featuring Hamilton Morris (with Shirley Turner, Shimayla Turner, Sharoline Frank, Daniel Marshall, Shannon Gallagher and Lance Turner). Made by Micha Bartlett, Lance Turner, Shannon Gallagher and Daniel Marshall (with Anna Cadden – WETT Media Trainer). © 2011 Nyirrpi Youth Program, WYDAC.
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 [...]
This year WYDAC has consolidated both the capacity and quality of our service. Providing consistent and stable youth development activities in Yuendumu, Nyirrpi, Willowra and Lajamanu requires not only a pool of committed Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal workers, but quality management processes that ensure real outcomes in all locations. Our activities continue to focus on preventative [...]
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.
In 2009-2010, the Workshop had another positive year in providing local mechanical repairs and services to the Warlpiri region. Even more importantly it provided trainee employment to 6 young Warlpiri men across the year, 3 of whom have graduated to become salaried Mt Theo employees. At the end of the Financial Year the workshop showed [...]
UPDATE 13/08/10: Yuendumu elders rock! Today, they approved $100k from royalty funds to run the pool. Add this to $49k from NT Government, funds raised from Mt Theo BBQ’s on Sports Weekend, and sales of Dog Ear Cafe, and we can start the pool up for another year. BIG thanks go out to GMAAAC mob! [...]
Mt Theo is excited to announce the launch of Yakajirri’s book, ‘Dog Ear Cafe’ - coming soon at the four following locations…everyone welcome! Alice Springs Launch – Dog Ear Cafe Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 3:00pm Witchetty’s – Araluen Arts Centre Alice Spring “Dog Ear Cafe” Yuendumu Sports Weekend Launch Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 12:00pm Yuendumu [...]
This is a poster that outlines our structure! For a larger version click here (or click the image)