COVID-19 testing help for non-English speaking Afghan and Congolese community

Bilingual Afghan and Congolese community members are helping out at one of the Shepaprton COVID-19 testing sites.Bilingual Afghan and Congolese community members are helping out at one of the Shepaprton COVID-19 testing sites. The Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District is working in conjunction with the Victorian Department of Health to provide the bilingual workers at the Graham St facility.

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Australian Citizenship – Study Course

Australian PassportCommunity Hub and Wilmot Road Primary School along with Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District are offering a free course for anyone seeking Australian Citizenship. The course is centred around a study of the questions contained in the test. The course is free and commences on Thursday 20 May 2021. This is an English Medium course. Interpreters will be in attendance.

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Shepparton’s refugee and asylum seeker community resilient despite COVID-19

Sam AtukoralaMr Atukorala – Strategic Engagement Coordinator at the Ethnic Council of Shepparton – urges the Greater Shepparton community to remember the experiences of these vulnerable local groups when dealing with the pandemic. “Even though many refugees and asylum seekers have lost almost everything, they still share whatever they have,” he told.

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Postponed: Bus Trip to Fountain Gate Shopping Centre

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The Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District – in the light of the Coronavirus – has decided that it is prudent and responsible to postpone the proposed bus trip to Westfield Fountaingate Shopping Centre until a more suitable date.

Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District will conduct a bus trip from Shepparton to Westfield Fountain Gate at a specified date and notify all how have enrolled.

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Shepparton calls for changes to refugee sponsorship program

Chris HazelmanIn another gesture of support for the refugee community, Shepparton has joined Amnesty International in calling for the Federal Government to review and revise its “flawed” Community Support Program.

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