Entries by Cathy Harper

Knowing the facts: Individuals seeking asylum

Knowing the facts was produced predominantly to promote cultural awareness and increase employer engagement relating to individuals seeking asylum. The short video seeks to break down the myths and eliminate prejudices relating to our newest arrivals. It does this by increasing awareness and understanding. The ideas presented in this video compliments Diversitat’s vision of empowering […]

Pako Festa, what a day it was!

Pako Festa 2018 saw about 100,000 people getting together to embrace and celebrate our fantastic ethnic diversity. From 9am when the first people arrived until 6.00pm when the last tired revelers headed home, the event provided a fabulous showcase of our cultural diversity. People danced, they sang, they participated and they enjoyed. They feasted on […]

Wooden Boat Festival

Diversitat’s communities are warmly invited to come to the Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong on the March 10,11, 12 long weekend at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. This is a major family festival with fantastic entertainment for all and a long-standing focus on welcoming Geelong’s Cultural Communities.  Our Syriac, Iranian, Maori and Indonesian communities are […]

Thank You Pulse Subscriber

Recent Pulse Subscriberathon winner of the women beach cruiser bike, complete with Artist Alan Broemo’s unique hand painted bull ants on the mud guard was Bernard Darcy. Bernard kindly donated the Bike back to the Pulse. The Pulse in turn answered a request from one of Diversitat’s Reconnect program clients Takira. Takira who after a […]

Murial in Reconnect Office

Over the last three months, Reconnect client Mustafa has been drawing a murial in the Reconnect office at the Pulse Radio Station. Mustafa has only recently arrived in Australia from Afghanistan and has a real talent for drawing. Upon seeing some of Mustafa’s artwork, Mustafa’s Reconnect Mentor Sarah asked him if we would like to […]

Eastern Beach Catch Up

On Wednesday 31 January, clients involved in the Reconnect Program and some friends, enjoyed fish and chips and activities at the Eastern Beach Skate Park. 15 people came along to the Catch up, which was the first get together for Reconnect clients in 2018. Other than great food, clients got involved in basketball, klop, bmx […]

Aged Support Christmas Party and House Warming

On Wednesday 13th December, Diversitat Aged Support celebrated Christmas in their brand new Healthy Living Centre. All of their clients and friends were invited, and what a turn out it was! The heat certainly didn’t deter many, with the new building alive and jumping with approximately 120 guests, plus staff. Ben Costanzo entertained the masses […]

In Celebration of Diversity

Leading into Christmas, we were pleased to share a unique Advent Calendar highlighting a selection of Diversitat’s programs, services and enterprises. We would like to thank all those who generously donated in support of our Celebrating Diversity Christmas Appeal. Diversitat plays a vital role in the Geelong, Barwon and surrounding Regions, promoting and celebrating harmony, […]

Looking for Pako Festa Volunteers

We are seeking fun, happy and committed volunteers to assist on the day of Pako Festa! Everything from parade organisers, parade marshalling, handing out brochures, event runners, photographers, event bump in and out and taking surveys is required on the day. If you are interested and have a Working With Children’s Check (this is mandatory […]