Let’s Lead October

Join us on Saturday 12 October between 10am and 2pm for the next “Let’s Lead”! This will be held at the University of Wollongong. We will confirm the meeting spot closer to the date. Let’s Lead is a leadership program designed for refugee entrants aged between 16 and 30. The...

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Coffee Community Connections

Every Friday at 11:30 volunteers and SCARF community members meet for Coffee & Community Connections. There's laughter, chatter, games that encourage the practice of English in a fun way, and plenty of catching up with old and new friends over cups of...

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Garden Helps Burmese Community Connect to Traditions from Home

Tucked away on a sloping plot is a ‘secret garden’ bearing a colourful array of veg and wildflowers. The attentive and patient gardeners responsible for establishing and nurturing the hidden oasis are the Burmese (Myanmar) Gardening Group – a group of families from refugee backgrounds who’ve found a way to pass on gardening skills...

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Our Friendship: April and Bolena

April and Bolena - SCARF blog

It’s often commented that one of the best things about SCARF are the friendships formed in our community. Indeed, many SCARF friendships have become lifelong, continuing outside the parameters of volunteer roles and SCARF activities. SCARF actively encourages friendships through our Befriending Program, where volunteers are paired with community members....

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Wollongong a ‘destination for safe driving’ for refugee entrants

Can you believe that collectively, volunteer driver mentors in SCARF’s L2P program held 353 driving sessions with community members in 2016? Not a bad number – especially considering there are only 8 driver mentors! Now, SCARF’s small but mighty program is expanding – thanks to a grant from Transport for NSW. The grant will fund SCARF’s Destination...

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