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what is SCfC?
Stronger Communities
for Children

Yalu is proud to be the Facilitating Partner for SCFC and we work closely with Ninti One to distribute funding on behalf of government to community-based services, and makes sure those services use the funding properly.

SCfC is a place-based community development program that aims to give Yolŋu children and young people the best possible start in life. It does this through safer families and communities, nurturing educational environments, positive participation opportunities and cultural events that help young people to grow up strong, healthy and confident.

The project approach has been to ensure that local communities have a real say in local decision-making, including what services they need and how they are delivered.


SCFC aims to give children and young people a clear and healthy pathway through their early life, by:

  • Strengthening family’s ability to take care of children and young people

  • Providing opportunities to participate in cultural events

  • Supporting children to be ready for school

  • Building community’s ability to lead, plan and prioritise services that children and families need

  • Building the capacity of Indigenous organisations to deliver services

Below is the list of all of the Programs that Yalu runs in SCFC





whatis Djalkiri Program? 

The focus of the Women’s djalkirri program is to support the women of Galiwinku to maintain and develop their wellbeing, nurture women and children, and to increase oportunities to access cultural activities. The team provide opportunities to engage in ceremony, spend time in the bush, and pass on knowledge.

Women program is to help the  young women's to learn how will they proctor them self in matters personal women needs.

  •  Melkarri ( cry and sing all the creation that we see )

  • connect with young women 

  • Weaving & Necklace

  • Learning Bush Medicine

  • Connect with baby hub & Miwatj for smoking ceremony for baby and the mother

  • women's Raypirri rom

  • Feed bush food form those that are under weight baby and help them to regrow to be a healthy baby

  • visit Aged Care for Yarning

The focus of the Mens Djalkirri program is to support the men of Galiwinku to maintain and develop their wellbeing, stay connected to their culture, land and water, and to improve community safety by supporting men to reconnect with culture.

Our programs explore aspects of culture in Djalkiri ( Foundation) focusing on who we are and where we come from. It is to identify our self through our culture and to teach our kids for the future as they will will be the future leaders for their generation.

Men's Djalkirir (foundation) is footprints in times that you can learn from the dusk beneath you because we know every rock, roots, vein, trees and branches. When the seeds drops down to the ground we nurture our seeds and rise again.  


  • The Men's Djalkirri Program interweaves the following foundations;

  • Cultural training/education

  • Giving principles to our children through cultural awareness 

  • Classifying our kids in terms of Yolngu wisdom of who they are and where we come from

  •  Following the lore in Yolŋu oath

  • Teaching song lines

  • Raypirri Rom

  • Spear making

  • Hunting or collect bush materials 

What is Yolŋu Season ?

Our program explores and support all aspects of Yolngu life and how we connect with the world around us. 

Our Yolŋu Seasons program looks at the seven seasons in the Yolŋu calendar as a base for interactive activities including land and environmental maintenance, seasonal harvests, traditional medicines and bush food to gathering traditional knowledge of song lines and names of the wind direction and animals live in the land and sea, how everything belongs to land and sea and to different clan groups.

what is Healing & Wellbeing 

The focus of the healing and well-being team is to involve the people in activities about song lines, buŋgul (dance), bush medicines and ŋatha (food), dhäruk (language), weaving and gurrutu (kinship) to pass on their knowledge.

This community engagement program aims to strengthen Yolŋu traditions by passing it onto the next generation whilst improving healing and well-being.

The focus of the healing and well-being team is to involve children in activities about bush medicines and ŋatha (food), dhäruk (language), gurrutu (kinship), to pass on their knowledge. This program works in the school and community to strengthen traditions by passing it on to the next generation, sharing Yolŋu knowledge and improving wellbeing in the process.

what is Music Program?

Our Youth Based Program combine three key programs including; Health & Wellbeing, Raypirri Rom and Yolŋu Seasons programs are is delivered with a focus on brining Yolŋu cultural acknowledge to the forefront of mind of Yolŋu youth 


The Youth Based Program interview the following foundation;


  • Social: Inter-clan relationships, ,marriage protocols, caring for people who may have sickness , mental health issues or a disability 


  • Economical: harvesting seasons, bush medicine and ŋatha (food) preparation and distribution  and environment and land management.

personal:  Raypirri (self Discipline), gurrutu (Understand their Family Tree) ceremonial discipline, healing medicine


Cultural: Matha (language ), song lines, weaving and kindship to pass on their  knowledge, dhäruk (communication), buŋgul (dance) 


Meet The Team


Rosanne Ganambarr

Team Leader


James Gururrwiwi

Support worker

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Fionna Burarrwanga

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Tony Bukulatjpi

Support worker

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Kelvin Ganambarr

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James Wunungmurra

Support worker

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Shaun Dhamarrandji

Support worker

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Dorothy Bukulatjpi

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Stephanie Gondarra

Support worker

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Territica Daniels

 Support worker