Achievements and successes to date

The Marrma’ Rom Two Worlds Foundation was established in 2011 and has seen many successes over this short period of time.

  • Yirrmal Marika completed Year 11 in 2011 and graduated with a VCAL certificate in 2012.
  • Yirrmal Marika completed a Certificate II in Music at Oxygen Music College in 2013.
  • In 2014, Yirrmal was accepted into North Melbourne Institute of Technology (NMIT), Fairfield campus to study Certificate III in Music. This was successfully achieved at the completion of 2014.
  • Dion Wunungmurra completed Year 10 and Year 11 in 2012/2013 respectively and graduated from his Year 12 studies in 2014.
  • Jerol Wunungmurra joined the Foundation mid-way through 2012. He completed Year 10 in 2012 and Year 11 in 2013 and graduated with a VCE certificate in 2014.
  • Both Dion and Jerol successfully completed a Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.
  • Yirrmal Marika and Jerol Wunungmurra were appointed leadership positions within St. Joseph’s College as Fire Carriers. Yirrmal took up the position in 2012 and Jerol in 2013.
  • Isaac Wunungmurra was appointed Fire Carrier, a leadership position at St. Joseph’s College, for the 2016 school year.
  • Jazariah Marrkula was appointed the Deputy Captain of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) student core group. This position is for the 2016 school year.
  • A number of other students have participated in the program for between one term and one-year duration, before deciding to return to their families. These former participants all got a lot out of being immersed in the western society, and are all now either completing their secondary education in their community, studying at higher education institutions or have found employment.