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Successful early-learning program to start earlier

HIPPY, the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters, which is a transformative early learning and parenting program, is extending to a HIPPY Age 3. In 2020, SMRC has been chosen as one of nine HIPPY communities that will participate in a one-year HIPPY Age 3 Demonstration project. “SMRC is…...

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Unity in Diversity Festival 2019, Oct 13th

Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre and event partners Dandenong Market, are thrilled to bring to Dandenong the Unity in Diversity Festival on Sunday 13th October. In its 2nd year, the event is a celebration of multicultural Australia, located on the grounds of SMRC HQ. ‘We are very excited to bring…...

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Positive changes for migrant and refugee women experiencing violence

Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre (SMRC) welcomes the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 as a valuable opportunity to work towards eliminating violence against all women in Australia. SMRC CEO, Ramesh Kumar, welcomed the acknowledgement made in the Fourth Action…...

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Youth M.A.P Project Registration

Join our Youth Mentoring and Active Participation (M.A.P) Project  SMRC is now taking registrations to develop our young leaders of the future. When:   Commencing August 19th – October 21st (for 10 weeks); Mondays from 4pm-5:30pm during school term / 2pm -5.30pm in the school holidays Where:  Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre…...

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ONE WORLD Sports & Cultural FESTIVAL

Come and enjoy our youth sports and cultural ONE WORLD Festival in celebration of Refugee Week. Come and enjoy our youth sports and cultural ONE WORLD festival in celebration of Refugee Week. When: SATURDAY 22ND JUNE, 10AM – 5PM Where: Springers Leisure Centre, Keysborough In its 7th year, this is…...

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Youth Arts & Literature Prize

Celebrating creativity in Art & Literature. Entries are now open for the 2019 SMRC Youth Arts and Literature Prize. The exciting Youth Arts and Literature Prize looks to uncover and recognize talented young artists and writers in our region. The SMRC Youth Arts and Literature Prize is open to anyone aged between…...

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Healthy LIFE EXPO! @ SMRC – Friday 5th April

Join us for a fabulous event on the grounds of 39 Clow St, Dandenong. Pickup your own Health Passport, and visit our Health stations for a FREE Health Screen while you speak to our Allied Health Team. Join in on some great activities including Cooking Demonstrations, Dandenong Market Food Tour,…...

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Working Women & Mental Health

Working Women & Mental Health New research from SuperFriend found that working Australian women are far more likely than men to experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Moreover, the report found that women were feeling less positive than men about their workplace. Only 10% felt strongly optimistic that…...

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Standing in unison for gender equality

SMRC is thrilled to host the International Women’s Day Luncheon in recognition of the #morepowerfultogether message for gender equality paying tribute to some truly inspiring heroes: Moira Rayner – Commissioner, Lawyer, Solicitor and Tribunal member – and a woman of brilliance who has fought hard for the ‘Human Right’ that everyone…...

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Get a taste of volunteering – Learn Local 5 week course NOW OPEN!

SMRC is thrilled to open registrations for our first Learn Local pre-accredited training program: Taste of volunteering. Did you know that volunteering is a great pathway to employment and training? Have you ever considered volunteering but didn’t know where to start? Did you know that volunteers have rights and responsibilities?…...

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