ARA's DYNAMIC PROGRAM OF EVENTS RANGES FROM ONE-OFF WORKSHOPS TO PUBLIC FORUMS

2 October, 1pm-3.30pm: INTERVIEWING IN STYLE
Learn practical skills to help get a job then enjoy a shared social time
Practice for job interviews followed by a fashion show and dance-off
For young people aged under 25 and from a refugee background
Held at the Morella Community Centre, 90 Kings Road, Parafield Gardens
Bring your favourite outfit and shoes
Snacks and drinks provided
Presented in partnership with the African Women's Federation of South Australia.

3-4 October: LEARNER'S TO EMPLOYMENT (adult)
Learning to drive is a life skill that can improve employment opportunities and independence
Free 2-day learner driver course
This course is designed for adults from refugee backgrounds who have been living in Australia for less than five years. It includes two days of learner driver theory tuition. It also covers general information about the workplace, recruitment practices, rights and responsibilities in the workplace, and occupational health and safety.
The course will be held at ARA's Underdale office. The course is free, but registrations are essential.

9 October, 9.30am-1pm: CULTURAL AWARENESS TRAINING
Engaging culturally diverse youth in education
For youth workers and teachers; cost: $60 per person ($50 concession)
Held at ARA's Underdale office, bookings are essential.


9 October, 23 October, 30 October and 6 November, 10am-2pm: BEADING WORKSHOP
Creating connections between African women and the wider community
For women who want to learn or share their beading experience making earrings, bracelets and necklaces
Held at Midway Road Community House, 48 Midway Road, Elizabeth East 5112
Presented in partnership with the Sierra Leone Women's Associaton of SA and funded through the fostering integration grant from the Department of Home Affairs.

10 October, 1.30pm-3.30pm: FREE WORKOUT SESSION WITH A PERSONAL TRAINER
For young women aged 12-25 years from a refugee background
Learn how to improve your fitness in a safe and welcoming environment
Held at the Twelve25 Youth Enterprise Centre, 17 Wiltshire Street, Salisbury
Presented in partnership with UnitingSA and funded by the Department of Social Services.

10-11 October: LEARNER'S TO EMPLOYMENT (youth)
Learning to drive is a life skill that can improve employment opportunities and independence
Free 2-day learner driver course
This course is designed for youth (under 25) from refugee backgrounds who have been living in Australia for less than five years. It includes two days of learner driver theory tuition. It also covers general information about the workplace, recruitment practices, rights and responsibilities in the workplace, and occupational health and safety.
The course will be held at the Twelve25 Youth Enterprise Centre. The course is free, but registrations are essential.

13 October, 9.30am-11am SETTLEMENT ACTION NETWORK
Quarterly meeting facilitated by ARA
Bringing together a rnage of government and non-government organisations, community groups and individuals, SAN is an important forum for collaboration, and an opportunity to respond to issues collectively.

17 and 24 October, 9.30am-12.30pm: TASTES OF THE AFRICAN KITCHEN
Creating connections between African women and the wider community
For women who want to learn, try and taste new cultural dishes
Held at Wandana Community Centre, 48 Wandana Avenue, Gilles Plains 5086
Presented in partnership with the Sierra Leone Women's Associaton of SA and funded through the fostering integration grant from the Department of Home Affairs.

31 October, REFUGEE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WORKING GROUP
Networking meeting facilitated by ARA
While funding for the Building Stronger, Safer Communities ended in June 2019, there is a strong commitment to maintaining the momentum of the program. The BSSC working party has been replaced by this working group to ensure that the focus of this important work can be sustained.



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