The Wuu-ri ("gift") Project  

Sponsor a student and help them achieve their dreams!

You can give the gift of education to an Indigenous teen. Select an individual who has been referred to us and support their journey through the Education Mentoring Program.

At NYEC, we provide an Education Mentoring Program as a pathway for young people who are culturally and relationally disconnected from mainstream schools. We engage these students with one-one-one support 12-15 hours per week to target vital literacy and numeracy skills and empower them to succeed in Distance Education or TAFE/VET courses.

Keep scrolling to see our Success Stories and to Choose a Student.

  Where does your money go?  

A quarterly report will be provided to all donors highlighting specific benefits and outcomes for your sponsor student.

1. Education Mentor

Your donation will help fund an Education Mentor to deliver 12-15 hours of personalised tutoring every week. 

2. Transport 

With your generosity we can provide students with transport to and from each mentoring session.

3. Resources

Access to useful learning resources as well as a healthy meal every day. 

  Frequently Asked Questions  

  Our Success Stories  

An indigenous teen who had not been at school for up to 8 years. She was supported through Cert 1 and Cert 2 courses at TAFE and has gone on to begin a Cert 3 in business.

Rebecca*

An indigenous 15-year-old referred by PCYC Youth Officer. Attended 95% of Education Mentoring session, three times per week throughout 2020. 

Cody*

  Choose a Student  

Matt

15-year-old, male, Indigenous, loves basketball, enrolled since since Mar ’21, referred by PCYC

Grace

15-year-old girl, Indigenous, referred by a Senior Psychologist in Dept Ed. 

Jessica

15-year-old girl, Indigenous, referred by a local trauma-treatment organisation.

What happens if a

student leaves the program?

If your sponsor student leaves the Mentoring Program NYEC will contact you and stop your monthly contribution. 

The NYEC team are very responsive and can be contacted at team@nhuubalayugal.org.au

Who are the staff

and mentors?

NYEC is made up of lots of passionate and skilled staff from different backgrounds including education and community services. 

Our ground staff are Moree locals with significant ties to the community. 

How long is the Mentoring Program?

We personalise the Program for each student so it could last for several months to to more than a year.

Sponsors are able to stop contributions at any time. 

 
 
 

About the Program

At NYEC, we provide an Education Mentoring Program as a pathway for young people who are culturally and relationally disconnected from mainstream schools.

 

We engage these students with one-one-one support 12-15 hours per week to target vital literacy and numeracy skills and empower them to succeed in Distance Education or TAFE/VET courses.

Students are consistently referred to NYEC from PCYC, trauma and youth services, and the Education Department. There is no funding available for this service, so these kids need a regular helping hand to participate.

It costs $40 per hour ($19,200 per year), per student, to provide them with quality Education Mentoring. This amount covers staff wages, learning resources and food.

Please note, the Education Mentoring Program entails a potentially high-turnover as at-risk students enter the program and others reintegrate into main-stream schools, or other training and employment.

  Questions? Feedback? Get in Touch!  

The Nhuubala Yugal Education Centre team is committed to offering the best services we can. We'd love to hear about your experiences with us and any feedback you've got! If you have a complaint, please submit it here so that we can review it and get back to you as soon as possible.