The Southern Sudanese Christian Welfare Association was formed by members of the Sudanese community to provide support for Maroondah’s Sudanese migrants. The organisation not only provides peer support but holds cultural events to create a sense of community and provide opportunities to learn about Sudanese culture.
Today’s meeting elected committee members for the next twelve months and provided an update on the organisation and its objectives. While housing and employment challenges remain and will require a coordinated approach across all levels of government, the Association has been successful in holding cultural events and promoting the need for social inclusion and opportunities.
It is imperative that Maroondah’s Sudanese community is able to find suitable housing and employment opportunities so that these newly arrived migrants and their families are able to reside within the municipality.