SCARF Youth Consultation

On Saturday the 24th of September, SCARF hosted a youth consultation meeting to engage young people aged 12-24 years old from refugee backgrounds to explore key interests of this age group. Over 35 youth members of the SCARF community came out and had the chance to nominate what activities they wanted to be a part...

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Ghada’s Story

Ghana's story - SCARF stories

“My name is Ghada. I came from Syria to Australia with my family, who are my husband and 5 children. We arrived in Australia on the 15th of January 2015. Language has been the most difficult challenge of living in Australia. My family and I speak Arabic. Leaving family behind...

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Time Poor? You Can Still Help Promote an Atmosphere of Welcome for Former Refugees

When compared with the very tangible, ‘hard’ forms of refugee resettlement support such as accommodation, financial and language services, providing an atmosphere of welcome may seem like secondary priority. But in actual fact, forming community connections, feeling a sense of social inclusion and a sense of belonging are essential conditions for a quality life. Actively...

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SCARF Program Snapshot: L2P Driver Mentoring Program

Since the program’s beginnings in 2009, we have supported over 70 learners to transition from their L-Plates to their P-plates.  We also conduct a variety of driving-related education workshops including our recent workshop, “It’s more than colour and price” where our L2P coordinators shared advice and tips with SCARF community members, on...

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SCARF Presents: Storytelling with Lillian Rodrigues-Pang

SCARF is excited to launch a series of new recreational and cultural programs for our SCARF community this year! Storytelling is a creative, fun way to express our experiences and emotions, and can be a powerful healing process. This is particularly pertinent for people from refugee background, who may have experienced trauma in...

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SCARF Youth Consultation

Thanks to a generous grant from IMB Community Foundation, SCARF will be establishing a host of social and recreational programs supporting SCARF Youth – community members from refugee background, between the ages of 16 and 24. But before we went ahead to design these specific programs, we needed to consult the people...

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SCARF 2015 Review

SCARF’s 2015 Review is now available! Please click here to view a copy. SCARF’s 2015 Review reflects SCARF at a critical moment – a time of celebration and a time of transformation. In 2015, we celebrated a decade of connecting volunteers from across the Illawarra with refugee entrants from around the...

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