L2P Driving Program Front Page News

SCARF’s popular and successful L2P Driving Program made the front page of the Illawarra Mercury on 15th July 2015. 65 women and men from refugee backgrounds have learned NSW road rules and got their licence with the help of skilled SCARF volunteer mentors. To get help learning to drive, or...

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SCARF turns 10 this year

SCARF began in 2005, and we have grown and thrived along with our refugee families. We are proud of the unique wrap-around, tailored and open-ended support we provide for our refugee community members. Stay posted  – we are planning exciting events to celebrate our 10 year anniversary!...

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Shine Girl Camp

11 young girls aged 11-13 and 3 facilitators recently enjoyed a fabulous 3 day camp at the Tallong Campus of Santa Sabina College. From all reports it was great fun as well as being an excellent personal development exercise. BIG Thanks to the Rotary Club of South Wollongong who sponsored...

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200 CLUB FUNDRAISER!

SCARF 200 Club is here! For the first time, SCARF is running a public fundraising campaign: The SCARF 200 CLUB. It’s a short, sharp and substantial campaign: 200 donors each give $200 over 20 days, culminating on World Refugee Day 20 June. All donations are tax deductible. SCARF invites individuals,...

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SCARF Catering’s latest news

Ethiopian Cuisine market stall

Kiama Farmer’s Markets We love our community markets because it is a time and place where we can share our culture and experiences through food with the broader community. Providing opportunities for people within the greater community to socialise and learn from each other. Want to get your hands on...

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Surf’s up for SCARF Youth

SCARF Youth surfing at North Wollongong Beach

SCARF Youth enjoyed three days of summer surfing fun at North Wollongong Beach as part of our activities for the January school holidays. Paleh from SCARF Youth shares the summer surf report: This program was really appropriate for us because I was really scared of the waves before, but after...

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Illawarra refugee service at risk without help of their own

With Australia’s immigration policies on the news agenda, it’s easy to forget services for helping refugees settle in Australia, Justin Huntsdale reports on ABC Illawarra. In Wollongong on the New South Wales South Coast, one organisation that provides services to refugees says it desperately needs government funding to appoint a...

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