Entries by John Taylor

Shall Da Ta Thu – Life Story

My name is Shall Da Ta Thu, I was born in the Karen State in Myanmar/Burma, year 1949. I grew up in the south-eastern village of Yebu, which was within the township of Hlin Bwe. Our village was a farming village, and quite poor. We lived from day to day, always owing the money borrowed […]

Day 24: Celebrating Diversity Christmas Appeal

Day 24: Celebrating Diversity Christmas Appeal From all the staff, volunteers and communities of Diversitat, may you all have a peaceful and joyous Christmas and Holiday season. Please contact us if you would like any further information on any of the programs or services we have highlighted this month – or visit our website. You can still support […]

Day 23: Karen and Karenni Weavers Group

Day 23: Karen and Karenni Weavers Group The Karen and Karenni people originate from the eastern border region of Myanmar (formerly Burma). They are members of ethnic groups which have been suffering discrimination since 1949. Many have had no choice but to flee persecution across the border to refugee camps. A small group of Karen […]

Day 22: Refugee Youth Job Club

Day 22: Refugee Youth Job Club One of the 40+ programs assisting newly arrived refugees, the Diversitat Refugee Job Youth Club has helped over ninety young people aged 15-25 years in their search for meaningful employment.  Supported by a team of eight volunteers, the program runs every Tuesday afternoon out of the Northern Community Hub […]

Day 21: Yellow Door

Day 21: Yellow Door Yellow Door is a high quality second hand fashion shop for Ladies, Men and Children located on popular ‘Pako’ in Geelong West. With Christmas and holiday celebrations just around the corner, why not come in and find the perfect gift. Yellow Door carried quality brands including: Cue, Basque, Review, Nike, Laura […]

Day 20: Pako Festa

Day 20: Pako Festa Diversitat’s Pako Festa showcases cultural diversity and harmony through a festival food, folk dancing,workshops, art exhibitions, multicultural craft displays and entertainment. The festival offers an opportunity for local and regional cultural groups to promote diversity and shares the beauty and enriching capacity of multiculturalism and community arts. Pako Festa continues as an enduring […]

Day 19: Young Parents Program

Day 19: Young Parents Program Diversitat’s Young Parent Program supports young mums and dads into education both prior to and after having a baby. Classes are focused on Literacy, Numeracy, personal development and parenting and life skills. Diversitat Youth Education is committed to empowering young people from across the Greater Geelong Region. The priority of Diversitat Youth is […]

Day 18: Geelong Wholefoods

Day 18: Geelong Wholefoods Geelong Wholefoods Pantry and Kitchen is a social enterprise project of Diversitat with something for everyone. Offering a seasonal menu of nourishing meals cooked using traditional and innovative techniques that represent the cultural communities we work with, Wholefoods caters to many dietary requirements and eating styles including gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, […]

Day 17: Amazing Volunteers

Day 17: Amazing Volunteers Diversitat is proud and privileged to be supported by 650+ dedicated volunteers who work alongside our employees, supporting the high quality services and programs that are run across the organisation. “My experience as a volunteer has exceeded my expectations! I entered the programs wanting to assist refugees to settle within my local community and to express my […]

Day 16: Aged Support – Planned Activities and Social Support

Day 16: Aged Support – Planned Activities and Social Support Diversitat Aged Support provides social support programs designed to promote our clients independence to remain in their home for as long as possible. Our programs primarily target clients of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) in the Geelong and Bellarine area. Day programs at our […]