2021 Community Hub Programs – Term 1

Community Hubs serve as gateways that connect families with each other, with their school, and with existing services. Dozens of community hubs operate under the National Community Hubs Program – recognised as a leading model to engage and support migrant women with young children. Shepparton Community Hubs are based at St Georges Road Primary School & Shepparton English Language Centre, Wilmot Road Primary School and Gowrie Street Primary School. Community Hub Programs for Term 1, 2021, are given below.

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Sex ring targets Shepparton’s most vulnerable girls

Vulnerable youth in Shepparton targetted by predatorsAccording to a whistleblower, some of the state’s most vulnerable children are still being groomed and abused by sexual predators in Shepparton. The ongoing abuse has been revealed by a whistleblower concerned that more young girls in care and in the community will fall prey to the group of males responsible.

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Call for Participants – History of Turkish Migrants in Victoria

Flag of TurkeyThre Forum on Australia’s Islamic Relations (FAIR) has made a call for participants to come forward and share their stories of settlement in Victoria. The project will create an interactive video that will tell stories and share experiences about the early days of Turkish settlement in Victoria.

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Grandparents help to raise grandchildren in many families, but coronavirus is changing that

Grandparent

COVID-related travel restrictions have prevented migrants’ overseas-based parents from visiting Australia.

Many migrants rely on extended family members such as grandparents for help with raising children.

Just under 30 per cent of Australia’s resident population were born overseas.

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Shepparton local supporting her Sudanese community with fundraiser

Akuot Wundit

Akuot Wundit’s first memories are of the Kenyan refugee camp her family fled to from their war-torn home in South Sudan. She was nine months old.

Twenty-three years later she lives in Shepparton with her mother and four brothers, studying a Bachelor of Nursing at La Trobe University.

She is also working full-time at St Paul’s African House, Shepparton, as the senior co-ordinator of African Focus — a government-funded survey looking at how to improve the relationship between the African and broader Greater Shepparton communities — which is about to begin.

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National Lost Crop Register surpasses $45 million in losses at farmgate value due to worker shortage

Watermelons left to rot due worker shortage

Seasonal workforce numbers are dwindling due to pandemic border closures.

The new National Lost Crop Register reported $45 million in losses in its first eight weeks.

Supermarket prices are tipped to increase as the cost of the shrinking food supply is passed on to consumers.

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St Georges Road PS and SELC Community Hub 2021

Community Hubs serve as gateways that connect families with each other, with their school, and with existing services. Dozens of community hubs operate under the National Community Hubs Program – recognised as a leading model to engage and support migrant women with young children. Shepparton Community Hubs are based at St Georges Road Primary School & Shepparton English Language Centre, Wilmot Road Primary School and Gowrie Street Primary School. St Georges Road Program for Term 1, 2021, is given below.


Community Hubs in Shepparton, SELC Community Hub, St Georges Road Community Hub

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