Places open for the Homework Club

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Do you know any students from Refugee or Migrant backgrounds who need extra support with their school work?

Our volunteer tutors, many of whom have teaching backgrounds, provide homework support to refugee and newly arrived migrant children and young people.

The club includes:

  • Healthy afternoon tea
  • Individual homework tuition
  • Social activities during the holidays
  • Transport can be provided to and from certain areas

WHEN: Mondays during school terms
WHERE: Gymea Community Aid, 39 Gymea Bay Rd Gymea
TIME: 3:30pm-5:30pm
COST: Free

We can arrange one-on-one tutoring for young people in high school, college and university.
If one of your students could benefit from this service, or if you would like to volunteer, please call us on 95249959 or email Helen Ledlin helen.ledlin@gcais.ngo.org.au

 

Computer, Well-being and Fitness Programs for Seniors

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Due to popular demand, Fitness and Computer Programs for Seniors are on again!   

  • Zumba and Active Exercise Classes for Seniors.
  • Tai Chi for Carers.
  • One- on- one technology tutoring for beginners – 5 weeks program. Please call CHSP 95249559 for details and eligibility. Alternatively, go to the EVENTS tab for dates and times of these classes.

Everyone Comes from Somewhere Multimedia Pack

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The Everyone Comes from Somewhere Multimedia Resource & DVD is now available. It includes:

  • 8 short films exploring the lives of different young people  who live and/or study in Sutherland Shire and the connections they have to their own cultural backgrounds https://www.youtube.com/user/ECFS2014
  • Accompanying exercises, activities and creative tasks for upper primary and high school students in the Resource booklet.

The Everyone Comes from Somewhere project aims to promote multiculturalism, challenge racial stereotypes and celebrate the richness of cultural diversity in Sutherland Shire.

For hard copies of the resource or further details  please  contact Jenny, Migrant Services Manager on 02 9524 9559 or sgp@gcais.ngo.org.au

Chinese Life Stories of Sutherland Shire

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In 2014 Gymea Community Aid & Information Service received a NSW Heritage Grant administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government.

The grant enabled them to work with oral historian, Carol McKirdy, on an oral history project called Chinese Life Stories of the Sutherland Shire. Ten narrators with Chinese heritage volunteered their time and told their stories. The oral histories will be archived at Sutherland Shire Library enabling future generations to learn about the unique and wonderful stories of people who moved from one country to another and the circumstances surrounding such a monumental change.

The project was launched at a community event, which included traditional Chinese music and food and a digital story, which summarises the essential themes explored in the oral histories and entices listeners to enjoy the full recordings.

To find out more, visit: http://www.rahs.org.au/a-2014-nsw-heritage-grants-project-chinese-life-stories-of-the-sutherland-shire/

The Refugee Challenge – Restoring Hope

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Refugee Challenge Resource Kit has been developed and is now available for all schools who are interested in holding a refugee camp within their school.

The Kit contains:
Promotional Materials, Flyers, Brochures, Motivational Film, PowerPoint presentation, Event Management, Leadership Training, Permission Notes, Risk Assessment, Action, Team Organising, Press Releases, Evaluation, T-Shirts, Fact Sheets, Five Classroom Resources, Details of the camp content + optional ideas for your event.

View details of the challenge on Sunrise: https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/29160093/a-lesson-in-living-like-a-refugee/?cmp=st

To find out more, watch Take the Refugee Challenge at: http://youtu.be/hdhyhf57eCM or email: refugeechallenge@gmail.com