New Program Helps Vietnamese Community Adjust To Life In Australia

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9 October 2008


New program helps Vietnamese community adjust to life in Australia


Members of the western suburbs Vietnamese community have the opportunity to gain new skills

and insights to help them make the best of their family life in Australia.


A five week program of information sharing and activities has been developed by the Vietnamese

Advisory Group, a coalition of organisations led by the Sunshine Family Relationship Centre.


Other group members are the St Albans East Primary School, the Vietnamese Welfare Resource

Centre, the Indo-Chinese Elderly Refugee Association, Centrelink, Western Region Health Centre,

Nang Hong Group and Isis Primary Care.


The program will be launched on Thursday 16 October at the St Albans East Primary School by

Jule Harris, Manager of the Sunshine Family Relationship Centre, and Anne-Maree Kliman, School

Principal. There will be live entertainment provided by Tu Duy, Thao Le and Anh Thu.


“The western suburbs have a large and vibrant Vietnamese community, with one in five Sunshine

residents alone being Vietnamese speakers,” Ms Harris said.


“The Vietnamese Advisory Group has recognised a need to engage more effectively with this

community. We have designed a varied workshop program which provides information on a range

of legal and health issues, as well as the opportunity to take part in craft and other activities.” 


All workshops will be held at the St Albans East Primary School. The program comprises:


16 October: program launch 10 am; art and craft gift wrapping part one, 1 pm

23 October: The effects of change to family law, 10 am; cooking lasagne, 1 pm

30 October: Career pathways long and short courses, Centrelink benefits and how to contact

Centrelink, 10 am; art and craft card making for different occasions, 1 pm

6 November: New changes in migration/sponsorship/ visa, 10 am; art and craft gift wrapping

part two, 1 pm

13 November: Self breast examination/menopause/mental health;The relationship between the

police and the community, 10 am.


Ms Harris said all workshops were free and refreshments would be provided. 


Those who want to enrol or seek more information should contact Tina Nguyen on 9366 2071; Mai

Cao on 9364 0135; or Rose Vu on 9313 0444.


Media enquiries: Jule Harris

      9313 0444








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