New premises for Wirra’s foundation

David Wirrpanda and Foundation manager Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls.
David Wirrpanda and Foundation manager Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls.

Board and community members gathered at the city’s newly appointed office on the corner of Robbos Way and Darius Drive on Monday to celebrate the foundation’s milestone.

The foundation aims to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people and to reduce the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

The Happy Families Employment Program, Kwinana Moorditj Yorgas Employment Program, Deadly Sista Girlz Program and the Parenting Together Program are all currently run in the city.

Foundation director David Wirrpanda said it was an exciting day for everyone involved in the program and they were looking forward to connecting further with the community.

‘We want to continue developing a relationship with the community and to create pathways for the Aboriginal children here in Kwinana,’ he said.

‘I think this centre is vital for the foundation and Kwinana because we are able to build a home here and create a place where people can gather and utilise the resources here.

‘I think Kwinana has always been targeted as a high-risk crime area and we want to prove everybody wrong by providing good education and career pathways.’

For more information about the programs available, call 9242 6705 or email Kwinana@dwf.org. au.