The Wuu-ri ("gift") Project  

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The Wuu-ri ("gift") Project

"Sponsor a student and help them achieve their dreams! "


At NYEC, we provide an Education Mentoring Program as a pathway to Distance Education or TAFE/VET courses for young people who are disconnected from mainstream schools. 

You can give the gift of education to an Indigenous teen by sponsoring them to help achieve their dreams!

Choose a Student



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



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

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

Where Does Your Money Go


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

Education Mentor

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


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


Our Success Story


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.

Frequently asked questions

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

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.