Alpha Children’s Centre once again participated in the Greek Independence Day Parade which took place on the 6 March. The children proudly marched up to the Shrine of Remembrance with their educators and parents.
Alpha Children’s Centre was one of 70 community groups that participated in the celebrations. The children were wearing the Greek national costume (blue and white colours) along with hundreds of other children marching as one along St Kilda Road to the Shrine of Remembrance. It was a spectacular event and a fantastic experience for the children.
The children of Alpha had the opportunity to connect with the broader community and the Greek culture. Alpha Children Centre fosters an environment that respects diversity, multiculturalism and encourages celebration of all cultures.
For more information on the Alpha Children Centre services, the Greek bilingual and multicultural programs please contact Kelly Ioannou on 94291488.
Free Seminars & Workshops for Newly Arrived Greek Migrants
AGWS is organising free Seminars and workshops in conjunction with the Greek Community of Melbourne as part of the program to Support Newly Arrived Greek Migrants which is funded by the Victorian State Government.
Η Αυστραλό-Ελληνική Κοινωνική Πρόνοια σε συνεργασία με την Ελληνική Κοινότητα της Μελβούρνης έχει οργανώσει μια σειρά δωρεάν σεμιναρίων και εργαστηρίων, μέσω του προγράμματος ‘Στήριξης των Νεοφερμένων Ελλήνων’.
Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες:
Community Education Program Details: February - June 2016
Σεμινάρια και Εργαστήρια: Φεβρουάριος - Ιούνιος 2016
AGWS 43rd Annual General Meeting 2015
AGWS held its Annual General Meeting on Monday, 23 November 2015. This years Guest Speaker was Hon Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Families and Children, Minister for Youth Affairs.
Other highlights of the AGM were the presentation of Awards including the following:
"Celestine Doufas Award for AGWS Volunteer of the Year" awarded to Vasilis Apostolopoulos
"In Recognition Award" to the Rena Frangioudaki for her invaluable support of AGWS in reaching out to the Greek community, over the last 4 decades.
"In Appreciation Award" to Anthoula Paraskeva for her long standing and successful Easter Appeal fundraising efforts supporting the work of AGWS with disadvantaged families.
AGWS Launches Program to Support Newly Arrived Greek Migrants
Australian Greek Welfare Society has launched a new program for the support of newly arrived Greeks which is funded by the State government for the next four years. The government of Victoria has committed to $90,000 per year for service provision towards this vulnerable group.
The Minister for Finance & Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Robin Scott, launched the program. The Minister reconfirmed the pre-election promise to fund AGWS to provide services specifically for the newly-arrived Greeks affected by the financial crisis, helping them settle in Victoria.
The newly arrived Greeks are a group that AGWS aims to embrace and support by assisting them with their settlement needs. This funding will make this possible.
AGWS undertook research recently to document the needs of this group, identify gaps in service provision and barriers to accessing services and in response this program will appropriately address these needs and issues. Our aim is to support people through the settlement process in order to establish themselves and flourish in this country.