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 Professor Eileen Baldry and keenly supported by Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs

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

DEG's Gladys Walford and Violet Morgan showed visitors some important places for the Walgett community during their short visit to Walgett November 2016

Dharriwaa Elders Group invited its champion, Professor Eileen Baldry and her dedicated team at the University of NSW, to join with it in pursuing community-led, holistic approaches for Walgett's community development.

Private sector partners are being invited to join our effort. Yuwaya Ngarrali was launched by the UNSW Foundation to potential supports at the Sydney Writers Festival in May 2016. The Vice Chancellor Ian Jacobs visited with DEG in October 2016 to discuss possibilities and in November 2016, Eileen and her team introduced DEG to Souths Cares, the Rabbitohs and training organisation BCA National to define how our ambitious efforts will proceed.