Migration and Settlement Services

Multicultural Women’s Friendship Circle

Held on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10am – 12pm
Ballarat Welcome Centre, 25-39 Barkly St, Ballarat

We’ve had an enjoyable first month at BRMC Multicultural Women’s Friendship Circle.
We welcome you to join this meaningful and joyful group!

Welcome Morning Tea Program

Last Wednesday of each month, 10.30am – 12pm
Ballarat Welcome Centre, 25-39 Barkly St, Ballarat

We had an amazing experience enjoying Ethiopian food and South Sudanese dance at our Welcome Morning Tea on 29 June. A special thank you to Abdul and Nyakoch who shared their lived stories and also Nyepuot Riek and Nyibol Deng, BRMC Migration and Settlement Service team members, for preparing the food and performance for this morning tea.

Diversity Homework Club

Diversity Education Programs – Tutors’ Community of Practice Session

Diversity Homework Club and Youth Group tutors invited Helen Bettes, Education Officer at Catholic Education Ballarat, to talk teaching Literacy skills to Primary level students on 13 July. Discussions about the Flying Start to Literacy series had the tutors engaged in brainstorming ideas for using the texts in their tutoring sessions with the students.

For information about the Diversity Homework Club, contact Sarabjit s.kaur@brmc.org.au.

Social Support

The Social Support Team are helping to keep our clients safe during the COVID/Flu season by providing welfare checks, home visits and home delivered meals to over 150 clients across the Ballarat Region and we are continuing to provide weekly Tai Chi classes.

Thank you to all who attended our Afghan Feast as part of refugee week. We shared a delicious authentic cuisine cooked and prepared by the Hazara community with passion and care. A huge thank you for your generous donations, all proceeds will go to assist the people of Afghanistan.

Our Team would also like to thank the Ballarat Keralites’ Foundation of Australia for generously providing delicious meals to our most vulnerable seniors during refugee week. The meals were received with much gratitude and appreciation.

If you know someone who would benefit from BRMC Social Support Services, contact Teresa on 0417 109 052 or teresa@brmc.org.au.

FECCA Conference 2022

BRMC was proud to participate in the FECCA Conference 2022. As a regional ECC member we thank Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) and Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) for hosting such a positive and critical dialogue. Australia is standing proud of our diversity and multicultural promise.