Yesterday, our Connecting the Community Program participants showed their stuff when they put up their first display recognising significant events for February.
The Connecting the Community Program, which PRACE has long wanted to implement, will raise awareness and promote local, national and global events and initiatives to our PRACE community throughout the year.
This is no mean task as our community is so diverse including new migrants from CALD backgrounds, VCAL students, young people with mild intellectual disabilities, asylum seekers, refugees, adults learning computers, Education Support and Retail students, as well as the many community group members who regularly attend the Centre for lunches, bingo and various activities. The program participants aim to mark celebrations and events that are important to them all.
In February the first event to be identified by our participants of the Connecting the Community Program was the Anniversary of the Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples on the 13th of February. As we have a number of students who would be celebrating Chinese New Year at this time, next they created Roosters to mark the Year of the Rooster under the Chinese Zodiac.
Lastly they identified that this month is the Awareness of Ovarian Cancer month, so an article informing our community has been produced.
We can’t wait to see what other events they will make us aware of over the coming year that we as a diverse community can celebrate together.