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Unity in Diversity

Geelong Ethnic Communities Council trading as Diversitat Other Causes...

Geelong Ethnic Communities Council trading as Diversitat has listed 1 other cause:

The Greater Geelong community is made up of diverse cultures and people, spanning post World War II migration from Europe to those fleeing persecution today. Our programs don't just embrace diversity, we create inclusion and unity based on an understanding that difference, in all its forms, enriches community life.

What do we do?

Diversitat supports multicultural and migrant communities within the Greater Geelong and Barwon region. We support over 70,000 people from over 53 ethnic communities, providing services in the areas of asylum seeker support, refugee settlement, financial counselling, aged care, migration support, youth education programs and accredited training in community services, English language and much more.

We also celebrate cultural diversity and identity through various events, including our flagship annual Pako Festa, the largest multi-cultural event in the region.

Our work is diverse, as are the people we support and we aim to make a difference in people's lives.

I arrived in Australia in 2008, after spending 20 years in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. I was 6 months pregnant and on my own. Since I resettled in Geelong I received help and support from Diversitat in almost everything, from English language, driving education and understanding the Australian way of life. A Diversitat community guide helped me to open up bank account, register with Centrelink and Medicare and took me to doctor's appointments. But most importantly, a Diversitat migration agent assisted me to reunite with my husband. In 2012 he arrived in Australia. My family is so grateful for all the help and support from Diversitat and their staff and volunteers. Anonymous, Diversitat client

Families and individuals within the Geelong community are seeking our assistance across all of our programs, and we need your help.

What can YOU do?

Through supporting Diversitat, you will help to provide direct assistance to those in need from multicultural and migrant communities.

  • $20 a month can help provide a monthly food voucher for an asylum seeker or refugee family in need.
  • $50 a month can support a job club for young refugees seeking work for the first time.
  • $200 can assist in providing materials for elderly people from Myanmar to share their skills and passion for basket weaving with local youth.
  • $720 can provide 6 hours of sewing training for 12 refugee or asylum seeker women.
  • $5,000 can support a new homework club for a year to support 30 refugee and asylum seeker youth.

Whether it is $10 or $100, every donation makes a difference.

Want to know more?

Find out more about Diversitat's work at www.diversitat.org.au

Please also refer our website for opportunities to volunteer (http://www.diversitat.org.au/get-involved) and the Other Ways to Give tab above for donating goods.

Are donations tax deductible? Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.

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