Wayipunga (supporting young people) resource

After years of development, we are excited to announce that the Wayipunga resource, formerly the Koorie Youth Participation Resource is live!

Wayipunga in Dja Dja Wurrung language means ‘supporting young people’ and is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth participation framework that provides workers, organisations and government with strategies to support young people’s participation in decision-making processes. This resource was created to support both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and mainstream service to better engage with young people to participate fully in matters that affect their lives. The framework is made up of three sections: Values, Knowledge and Actions. All three are interrelated and each informs the other.

Wayipunga calls on everyone who works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to join us in sharing their voices and practising the principles of meaningful engagement to ensure they are empowered to participate in matters that are important to them.

The logo artwork and all the illustrations were created by Nakia Cadd, proud Gunditjmara, Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung and Bunitj young woman.

Learn more about the Wayipunga Resource. 

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