The WCE collaborates with the Yuendumu’s Jaru Learning Centre

The Yuendumu Jaru Learning Centre engages the residents of the Yuendumu Community to achieve the best possible educational results for adult learners. The Jaru Learning Centre, which is located behind the WYDAC offices, provides computer access, informal and formal education to Yuendumu adult learners. It also offers accredited training in land management, children’s services, education and business skills, art and craft, and media.  

Learning Centre Partnerships

Currently, three partners work together to run the Jaru Learning Centre

Learning Centre Partnerships

The Warlpiri Education and Training Trust (WETT)

contributes money for operational and employment costs administered through the Central Land Council.

The Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC)

Provides the Jaru Training Rooms to help young people choose the education that is right for them.

The Batchelor Institute (BI)

Employs a qualified centre coordinator whom manages the centre and Yapa tutors who run learning activities.

Together, we aim to support the development of learning centres by utilizing community driven processes that draw on the strengths of Warlpiri culture to build Indigenous research capacity and to engage youth, families and leaders in achieving educational aspirations.

About our involvement

The WCE initiative collaborates with local stakeholders of the Yuendumu Community on developing and implementing local initiatives aimed to strengthen educational participation to higher education.

The WCE initiative has formed and funded the Yuendumu Education Engagement Team (YEET) through a partnership arrangement with the Jaru Learning Centre.

The YEET team will lead the collaboration on both education participation and leadership through engaging the parents, families and key local stakeholders of the Yuendumu Community.

YEET team objectives

Working directly out of the Jaru Learning Centre, members of the YEET team hold a complementary skill set, each with diverse backgrounds but over a 12 months period will work together to:

  1. Engage Warlpiri people in education, especially young men and women through developing and implementing effective community engagement activities, which draw on the key principles of Warlpiri pedagogies and epistemologies.
  2. Strengthen both senior and youth leadership across local community organisations based at Yuendumu through working closely with respective Board of Directors and Warlpiri Senior Leaders.

Young women participate in a locally organised Careers Expo at the Jaru Learning Centre, which attracts the interest of young women pursuing further education Young women participate in a locally organised Careers Expo at the Jaru Learning Centre, which attracts the interest of young women pursuing further education

The WCE collaborates with the Yuendumu’s Jaru Learning Centre

Charles Darwin University, Batchelor Institute and Warlpiri students collaborate at the Jaru Learning Centre Charles Darwin University, Batchelor Institute and Warlpiri students collaborate at the Jaru Learning Centre

30 January 2017

Whole of Community Engagement Initiative

Whole of Community Engagement Initiative

The Whole of Community Engagement (WCE) initiative has been operating through the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership at Charles Darwin University for the past two and half years.

23 January 2017

Evaluating WCE

We have been working hard with our partners and stakeholders to get feedback and to document and share our key findings and achievements.

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