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.

Chris Davison, Sue O'Neill with Adrian Piccoli discuss potential UNSW Education offerings to promote quality teaching in Walgett

The Yuwaya Ngarrali partnership hosted a visit to Walgett of UNSW Education Faculty leader Professor Chris Davison, Dr Sue O’Neill and Honorary Professor Adrian Piccolli

to Walgett in June 2017. They discussed education vision with Dharriwaa Elders Group and invited guests, made a presentation to Walgett Community College leadership and the wider school community regarding what UNSW and Yuwaya Ngarrali could offer the school. Matters discussed included in-school professional development for Walgett teachers and how Education students could learn how to provide best practice teaching to remote schools like Walgett. Such a partnership is a key priority of the NSW Education Ochre Connected Community School policy. DEG is concerned to do what it can to support the school and community to address currently unacceptable Walgett education outcomes .