Yuwaya Ngarra-li – ‘Vision’.CLD Centre Align

"The Dharriwaa Elders will lead a collaboration with UNSW and other supporters to grow our individual and community strengths and assets. We aim to restore a robust belonging to thriving families, community and country, while making our place in the nation and sharing our learning with other communities". Dharriwaa Elders Group, Walgett.

The purpose of Yuwaya Ngarra-li is for the Dharriwaa Elders Group (DEG) and UNSW to work in partnership to improve the wellbeing, social, built and physical environment and life pathways of Aboriginal people in Walgett through collaborating on evidence-based programs, research projects and capacity building, and to evaluate this model of CommUNIty-Led Development as a way of working with other Aboriginal communities.

Yuwaya Ngarra-li is an initiative that will promote two-way learning between Walgett's Dharriwaa Elders Group and a range of UNSW faculties, with long term academic leadership by ASsoc. Professor Ruth McCausland and keenly supported by the Vice-Chancellor

Warning: Images of deceased persons may appear. Yuwaalaraay / Gamilaraay pronunciation guide.

Jacqui Webster and Keziah Bennett-Brook visiting Walgett Feb 2019.

Elders inducted Assoc. Professor Jacqui Webster and Keziah Bennett-Brook to Walgett in February 2019

and DEG discussed future potential public health, preventative health community-led projects, together with Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service.

Jacqui and Keziah work with the George Institute for Global Health and are collaborating with us to find the resources and evidence base we need to implement aspects of our Action Plan for Children and Young People, launched in 2018.