Entries by Cathy Harper

Seeking Refuge

“An Asylum Seeker is a person who has fled their own country and applied for protection as a refugee.” The Australian Human Rights Commission Currently there are around 300 Asylum Seekers in Geelong and the surrounding area who have fled another country where they have experienced, or were at risk of, experiencing torture and persecution. […]

Phone donated after racist attack

After the story that saw three young girls pelted with rocks and racially abused in Sparks Road late last month, their families have been inundated with support from members of the community far and wide. Their attackers, one as young as seven, allegedly ripped the girl’s head coverings off, egged on by one of the […]

Geelong Youth Awards

Congratulations to all the dedicated and inspiring nominees. Nazdana Husseini, Roghayeh Sadeghi and Anita Qayyumi all won awards in their nominated categories. Go girls! Nematullah Jamshedi was nominated for the Inspiration award by his peers. Daniel Rabbat, who volunteers as a tutor and in Diversitat’s school holiday programs also received an Advocacy Award for his […]

Growing Stronger: Colac clients doubling numbers in soccer

Article from Colac Herald GROWING STRONGER: Rovers to field two new teams   SOCCER’S growth in the Colac district has reached a new high on the back of a spike in player numbers. Colac Otway Rovers will double the club’s junior and senior representation for the upcoming FFV Geelong-region season. Two senior Rovers teams will line […]

VCAL Youth Students kick off 2016

School is back, and four weeks into the term we’ve settled into a new year of study, adventure, fun, planning, study, friendships, study, and adventure. And study. But mostly friendships. Nearly forty students over two days kicked off the program with our annual icebreaker at Queenscliff. We checked out the marina, climbed the tower for […]

Volunteers Wanted – Job Club for Youth From Newly Arrived Communities

JOB CLUB for YOUTH FROM NEWLY ARRIVED COMMUNITIES Would you like to support young people (15-25 years) to search, prepare for and apply for work? JOB CLUB aims to provide individualised support for young people when investigating employment and education pathways, preparing resumes and cover letters, practicing for job interviews and searching for local employment […]