Art competition winner, Shahira, speaks to ABC Illawarra.

Growing up in Kabul under Taliban rule, Shahira wasn’t allowed an education. Today, with a degree in literature and a Master in Business, Shahira has accomplished things that were never a possibility for her while living in Afghanistan. Shahira spent her childhood hiding underground, hidden from the restrictions imposed on...

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Celebrating the women of SCARF – Caroline

Caroline

Caroline, Community Support Officer celebrates her 10th year with SCARF. “In 2012, I was new to Wollongong and was looking specifically to volunteer with people from refugee backgrounds”. Carolyn came across SCARF online, and rang Sharyn, SCARF’s founder. The following week she started volunteering for SCARF every Friday in the...

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Taste of Ethiopia

Taste of Ethiopia Many years ago when Sara’s mother was teaching her to cook, she would have never imagined she would be one day introducing many Wollongong residents to Ethiopian cuisine. Sara has long dreamed of starting her own food stall and in 2019, that dream came to fruition. Throughout...

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Congratulations to the first round Lunchbox for Learning graduates

Lunchbox for Learning

Last week we celebrated as the first round of students from the inaugural Lunchbox for Learning program graduated. Lunchbox for Learning is a 10-session food preparation course funded by Coordinare. It is delivered by Kiama Community College with the support of SCARF volunteers. The Lunchbox for Learning program is focused...

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