Three multicultural projects will share in $725,000 to deliver a range of activities promoting:
- mental health and wellbeing,
- and greater connection to local communities.
This is part of the government’s Crime Prevention Strategy.
The Ubuntu Empowering Mothers project will receive $500,000 to continue their current initiative. The project supports the wellbeing of mothers, building their connectedness and capacity to support young people in their communities. This latest funding brings the total investment in the project to over $1.5 million since 2019.
The University of Melbourne, Afri-Aus Care and the Australian African Foundation for Retention and Opportunity have partnered to deliver the project. Since 2020, it has supported 168 mothers, young people and children. 98 of those participants and family members have now secured employment.
Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre’s Pathways to Resilience project will receive $150,000 to support up to 100 children and young people with a range of social, sporting and recreational activities and educational workshops. The aim is to develop leadership and teamwork skills and connect young people to their peers and local community.
The South Sudanese-Australian Academic Society will also receive $75,000 for its ‘Just Drop In’ Youth Centre for South Sudanese children and young people. The project's focus is to help participants to reach their potential through educational, recreational and family support activities.
Read more about our Crime Prevention Strategy