News stories tagged with "Refugee Week"
A lesson in healing, from our students
June 22, 2022
A class of students from diverse countries and backgrounds have given presentations on “Healing and Human Connections” in a special Refugee Week event at Navitas Skilled Futures Canberra. The students – from countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, China, Myanmar, Vietnam, Japan, Mexico and Bangladesh – presented to classmates and representatives from the Canberra Refugee Service (CRS). […]
Refugee students supported on journey with scholarships
June 20, 2022
Three outstanding refugee students from Navitas Skilled Futures Canberra have received scholarships from Canberra Refugee Support (CRS) to encourage and support them on their settlement journeys. The Geoff McPherson Refugee Scholarships, which include a cash grant and certificate, were presented to Afghan refugees Karima and Wahida, and Iraq student Feras, at a Refugee Week celebration […]
Footsteps to Freedom
June 18, 2022
Refugee Week in Australia (June 19-25) aims to promote harmony and unity while celebrating the contribution refugees make to their communities and the country. This year’s theme of ‘Healing’ also raises awareness of the issues faced by refugees and how, together, we can help overcome them. For one group of Canberra-based evacuees, who fled Afghanistan […]
Collaboration the recipe for success at Refugee Week breakfast
July 8, 2021
It was a cold, wet morning in Canberra on Thursday but inside a converted 1920s homestead on the outskirts of the territory, the mood couldn’t have been warmer or brighter.
Refugee women from around the world welcomed the Hon. Alex Hawke MP to breakfast at Café Stepping Stone as part of Refugee Week celebrations hosted by Navitas Skilled Futures.
Serving others the true reward for Fairfield’s most faithful refugee
July 1, 2021
During Refugee Week, Navitas Skilled Futures’s Basim Shamaon received a prestigious NSW Humanitarian Award for his outstanding work with refugees.
He spoke to Fiona West about his own journey as a young Iraqi refugee and how it helped him find his calling in a vocation devoted to helping others.
Art at the heart of Refugee Week
June 23, 2021
It was a colourful start to Refugee Week at Fairfield on Monday with the launch of “Our Journey to Unity”, an innovative art project by the college’s youth class.
The collaborative project between Navitas and Fairfield City Council saw the students’ vibrant perspective drawings displayed at the college and in a public installation on the footpath at a prominent intersection in the CBD.