Afri-Aus Care is a group of professionals who provide support services to migrant youth from African and other CALD backgrounds, and their families, especially those at risk or experiencing mental health issues, family conflict or who are in the court system due to offences arising from these circumstances.
We work to cultivate much needed dialogue between clients and mental health care systems and services. There is a need within the CALD community for services that provide culturally specific health care and support. We bridge the gap of cultural misunderstanding that exists among community services so that our clients can reach their potential in their road to integration.
Afri-Aus Care’s project is funded by the Humanitas Sub Fund. Prue and Liz Brown are the first mother daughter duo to establish a Sub Fund with the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust.
The Sub Fund will support African women and girls in Victoria.
It seeks applications from
Prue and Liz see that providing women and girls with education and opportunities is the key to making sure they have the best chance to reach their full potential. In establishing a Sub Fund, they have taken their commitment to the next level, supporting the next generation of young African-Australian women and girls.
Grant type: Sub Fund
Using the concept of Ubuntu and Positive Change this project will work towards improving daughters’ regard for mothers’ traditional culture and mothers’ regard for the Australian African culture their daughters are adopting. It will bridge the gap between strict traditional African family values held by mothers and values being adopted by their children with a focus on South Sudanese mothers and daughters in SE Melbourne
The project will include facilitated discussion groups to improve fractured relationships between the two generations. During activities they will learn from each other i.e. existing “Muster” programs: sewing, gardening, cooking, crafts, and literacy. The project will introduce modes of parenting which foster understanding and support rather than criticism. And daughters will minimise seeking inappropriate guidance/reinforcement from their peers.
Together mothers and daughters will learn about their respective rights, responsibilities, gender equality, perspectives and behaviours.
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