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2021 Swim, Survive and Socialise (March 31, 2021) - Over 110 kids and youth from a Horn of Africa or CALD background attended HARDA’s annual Swim, Survive and Socialize program, sponsored by Dooleys Catholic Club. The program was held at ASTA in Seven Hills and catered for all levels from beginner to advanced, with 45 min classes every weekday from Jan 11th – 22nd. While extra precautions because of covid were taken, it didn’t detract from the fun had by all and the great progress everyone made in their swimming & water safety skills. We were v pleased that in this difficult year this was one program that was… Read more
Rosemary Kariuki Rosemary Kariuki named Australia’s Local Hero of 2021 (January 26, 2021) - Rosemary Kariuki emigrated from Kenya to Sydney in 1999, carrying only a few hundred dollars, some clothes, and gifts for strangers. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-25/rosemary-kariuki-was-named-australias-local-hero-2021/13090576?nw=0 Read more
Luma Mufleh Don’t feel sorry for refugees — believe in them | Luma Mufleh (January 16, 2021) - "We have seen advances in every aspect of our lives -- except our humanity," says Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian immigrant and Muslim of Syrian descent who founded the first accredited school for refugees in the United States. Mufleh shares stories of hope and resilience, explaining how she's helping young people from war-torn countries navigate the difficult process of building new homes. Get inspired to make a personal difference in the lives of refugees with this powerful talk. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the… Read more