Entries by Cathy Harper

Diversitat Futsal outcomes

The Diversitat Futsal Academy was a program to support young Middle Eastern youth to deal with racism, prejudice and decrease their attraction to anti-social behaviours. This includes mitigating any potential attraction to extremist narratives.  DFA played an important role in building youth leadership, well being and connectedness with their community using sport as a vehicle […]

A taste of Morocco at Diversitat Aged Support

On Friday 9th August the Diversitat Friday Meals Programm showcased flavours of Morocco with a traditional spiced Moroccon soup, a buttermilk and almond basbousa, and a Moroccan mint tea. Approximetly fifty people from the Geelong community including students from Sacred Heart and people from MACS attended the lunch, letting the winter chill melt away with […]

Donate life

Currently, 1,400 Australians are waitlisted for a life-saving organ transplant. While the majority of Australians (69%) are willing to become organ and tissue donors, only one in three Australians have joined the Australian Organ Donor Register. The Federation of Ethnic Communities Council Australia (FECCA) hopes this project will help to address information gaps, myths and […]

Multicultural Connect Jobs Fair

Save the Date! Multicultural Connect Jobs Fair will be held at the Northern Community Hub and Healthy Living Centre between 2pm and 7pm Friday 4th October. The event is designed to provide an opportunity, free of charge, for employers to connect with job seekers from multicultural communities keen to create a positive future in Geelong.  […]

Festival of Sport

GMHBA Stadium will throw its doors open to the community on Sunday 6 October as the FREE Festival of Sport returns to Kardinia Park, and some of our cultural communities will be there! A national SPL skate competition, an all-new Kids Triathlon and Medieval Jousting displays will headline over 60 ‘come and try’ experiences across […]

Diversitat Futsal Academy Graduation

On the 18th of July, 24 young people from CALD communities graduated from the Diversitat Futsal Academy.   DFA is a ten week futsal (indoor soccer) program. During the ten week DFA program young people were engaged in Futsal skill & development sessions, Futsal Games, and weekly Life-Skills Workshop. Guest speakers and volunteer community leaders […]

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West – Board Postions

Due to recent Board resignations, members of Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West (WHWBSW) are invited to express their interest in joining their Board. Applications are invited from women. They strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to apply. WHWBSW is a regional women’s […]

Sudanese Family Day in Colac

What a great day we had yesterday at Sacred Heart! Diversitat worked with the Colac Sudanese Australian Community and invited guest speakers from Melbourne to discuss various issues, then we had a lovely BBQ lunch, thanks to the 2nd Colac Sea Scout team. Thanks to all those who contributed on the day including Richard Riordan, […]

Feed Geelong at The Base

Every Thursday throughout July, cafes around Geelong are taking it in turns to host ‘Soup Kitchen Thursday’, raising valuable funds for Feed Geelong. On Thursday 11th and 25th of July (between 12pm – 2pm unless sold out), you can grab a wonderful bowl of soup and a slice of La Madre bread for only $7 […]