Culturally appropriate food relief distributed in Shepparton

Ethnic Council
Organising deliveries: (front) City of Greater Shepparton Mayor Kim O’Keeffe and Ethnic Council of Shepparton’s Sam Atukorala with (back, L-R) Aleena Qazikhil, Deng Mading and Abdullah Naveed. Photo by Rodney Braithwaite
Boxes of thoughtfully chosen food items are being distributed to 50 households around Shepparton this week, as COVID-affected communities struggle to stock pantries with the essentials. The donation was supplied by Future Foundation for Kids, a Melbourne-based not-for-profit run by volunteers with Sri Lankan backgrounds.

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Manager’s Report – Year 2021

Ethnic Council Offices

Chris Hazelman, Manager of the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District Inc., gives one Annual Report for year 2021 on 30 November 2021. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the Ethnic Council’s activities for the year 2021, and response to Covid-19 along with allocation of staff to the Vaccination Centre.

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At the Vaccination Centre: Afghani Staff give Help

Latifa HaidaryLatifa Haidary was working as a security guard at a regional Victorian COVID-19 vaccination hub when an elderly Afghan man walked in. Approaching staff members with a bewildered look on his face, he began asking a stream of questions in Hazaragi. But no-one could understand him until Ms Haidary, 22, stepped in and addressed him in the language. “I said, ‘Sir, do you know if you can fill in a form or not?'” Ms Haidary said.

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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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Roundtable to tackle racism and social inclusion issues in Shepparton

Ms Betul TunaA new roundtable is set to meet to tackle the broader trends of racism and lack of social inclusion across Shepparton. Representatives from various cultural and Aboriginal communities, the Victorian Multicultural Commission, government departments and agencies, Greater Shepparton City Council and Greater Shepparton Secondary College will form a roundtable to meet later this month.

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Cultural roundtable formed to ‘strengthen the community and the various faiths and cultures’

Betul TunaRepresentatives from various cultural and Aboriginal communities, the Victorian Multicultural Commission, government departments and agencies, Greater Shepparton City Council, and the Greater Shepparton Secondary College will form a roundtable to meet later this month.

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