BRMC Anti-Racism Intercultural Music Workshop

We welcome everyone aged 12-25.
When words fail, music speaks! Our upcoming Anti-Racism Intercultural Music Workshop will show how both words and music can deliver our message in harmony.

With special guests; Valanga Khoza, storyteller and musician, shaping tales of his life into captivating presentations and Stella Savy, renowned percussionist and vocalist, a professional musician for over 25 years. Together they will teach African drumming, some singing, and touch the hearts of our participants with their lived story of racism.

For further information, contact Heeyoung on 0491 066 247 / or Abrar on 0491 066 246 /


Diversity Youth Group

Diversity Youth Group (DYG) offers young people in the age group 13-17 years a safe space to learn, grow, discover their strengths and practise dialogue skills with their peers locally and around the world.

After a successful school term of running the program, the team are working towards organising a global dialogue opportunity for member students at the start of Term 2.

To nominate a student for free participation contact Sarabjit at

Diversity Homework Club

Although the students and volunteers were still coping with the effects of the COVID Pandemic in Term 1, the Reading room saw twenty-two students through the term. It is extremely pleasing to report that all twenty-two students have won a reading award, ranging from Gold to Appreciation. Some of the most enthusiastic readers are our youngest students, who are always keen to demonstrate their new reading skills. We think that this has been a strong start to the year and very much look forward to discussing books with the students in the next school term.
Anne Slattery and Vanessa Seymour, Reading Room Tutors

Many congratulations to the winners of Reading Awards:

Afif MiaSarah HussainMaker MakerAbhaas Chhabra
Ankita HariNivetha NeelavannanFriday Biel
Kathjajini NeelavannanSara MathewsGeorge Tor
Martha TuanyNyayul TorGodgive Akpandja
Pritha ChhabraLam Tor
Thiech BielLul Maker
Ujjwal GambhirMia Afif
Nyadoar Maker
Nyakuey Diew
Nyamar Maker

Students’ Creative Corner

Left for camp at nine
A forty five minute drive
Was in Merrimu
Camp Sunny Stones is the name
Went for a two hour bush walk
Athletics day was fun
I was so good at hurdles
It was very fun
I came first in the hurdles
I cried when I did 800
The world has countries
One hundred and ninety-five
These many countries!
STEM is a great way to learn
Stem is amazing

Nutrition-learning Kits were delivered for member students on 10 March. These included board games, fun-learning activities and reading materials.

To nominate a student for free participation contact Sarabjit at

Community Volunteers: Migrant English Program

The program is all about empowering individuals find better employment and social opportunities.

Returning to face-to-face delivery of the program has brought smiles to many. Our tutors Kathleen and Jan were all smiles at our planning meeting at the Sebastopol Library.

To register and volunteer contact Sarabjit at

Good Governance Program

Good Governance mentors help committees with templates to create and revise their board manuals and take them through the process of getting incorporated status, if required. Community groups get a lot out of bi-monthly governance webinars. The program is offered in Ballarat, Albury Wodonga and Mildura. Some community groups in Horsham are also lined up to benefit from the program in the near future.

To get more information contact Sarabjit at

Social Support

BRMC Social Support delivered small group lunches to our clients throughout the month of March. It was wonderful to see all our dear seniors reunite and be face-to-face again.

We look forward to the return of all programs from April.

April Programs

  • Tai Chi: Tuesdays, 1pm – 2pm, $5
    Brown Hill Cricket Club, 30 Reid St, Brown Hill
  • Multicultural Tucker: Thursday 14 April, 12pm – 3pm, $10
    Ballarat Golf Club, 1800 Sturt St, Alfredton
  • Carers Hub: Thursday 21 April, 10am – 3pm, $10
    Brown Hill Cricket Club, 30 Reid St, Brown Hill
  • Health and Wellbeing Seasonal Lunch: Wednesday 27 April, 11am – 2pm, $10
    Ballarat Golf Club, 1800 Sturt St, Alfredton

Bookings are essential – please call 03 5331 1123.

Hazara Social Support Program

First Tuesday of each month
Barkly Square Courtyard, 25-39 Barkly St, Ballarat

We shared a lovely evening celebrating the Afghanistan New Year on 21 March. Delicious, traditional food brought the Hazara community and friends of BRMC together to enjoy a magical night of community, kindness and generosity.

For more information contact Teresa on 0417 109 052.

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Become a BRMC Volunteer Driver and help a senior access much needed social support.
For more information, contact Teresa on 0417 109 052 or

Become a Stepping Stones Mentor

Can you give a couple of hours a fortnight to help build a woman’s future by supporting her in developing her own small business?
Contact Deborah on 0457 934 728 or