About us

In 2013, Jamie Thomas and Sara Jones founded the social enterprise Wayapa Wuurrk P/L, which translated means “Connect Country” in the language of the Gunditjmara & Gunnai Peoples respectively, to provide ReConnection programs based on a contemporary version of traditional culture and knowledge – Respecting Country, Culture and Community.

In 2015, the Wayapa Wuurrk Aboriginal Wellness Foundation Ltd (WWAWFL) was established to deliver the not-for-profit work of Wayapa Wuurrk P/L. The Foundation’s Programs are preventative, long-term and community-driven, focusing on holistic wellbeing and cultural strengthening.

The Foundation is a registered charity with the Australian Charities & Not-for-profit Commission.

The long term vision of Wayapa Wuurrk P/L is to financially support the Programs delivered by the Foundation so that it is not reliant on seeking government funding. So when you book a Wayapa Workshop or make a purchase from our shop, it is helping to support the work of our Foundation.

Read more about Jamie’s story

Read more about Sara’s story