Diversitat’s Community Development team actively works towards achieving positive outcomes in relation to key settlement issues through recreational, educational, social and information programs.
Workers liaise and develop networks with service providers to promote a better understanding of the issues culturally and linguistically diverse communities face, to enable the delivery of appropriately responsive services. These services include:
Capacity Building and Participation Program – Strategic Partnerships
This program works with local communities of a refugee and Asylum seeker background, to identify local needs and develop and implement programs to meet these needs.
The program operates in Geelong and Colac.
Recent activities include:
- Karen and Karenni Parenting Program
- Leadership Programs
- Rights and responsibilities
- Human Rights
This program is funded by the Victorian Multicultural Commission
Diversitat became an Inclusion NetSetGo! centre at the end of 2015. The vast interest in netball ensured we had enough girls to form two teams at the start of 2016, who are currently playing at the Corio Netball Association (CNA) every Wednesday. With the support of Geelong Connected Communities, Leisure Networks, CNA and some dedicated volunteers, the girls have progressed well across the season, with the younger team (9-11 years) winning every game and the older girls (11-15) making it to the semi-final. We are excited to see what the future brings for these budding netballers in 2017!
The netball program welcomes volunteer coaches. Find out how you can volunteer.