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African Association promoting social cohesion

UBUNTU is a Zulu word which means ‘I am, because we are.’ The notion of ubuntu is the idea of community as one of the building blocks of society, a form of social connectedness. Dr Michael Akindeju, President of Ballarat African Association, said it takes a village to raise a child is another way of […]

Soccer Team Won the Unity Shield

Ballarat African Association Soccer Team Won the Unity Shield.  Led by our Youth Development Officer Lunorphare Folly and Kuanjal Tuany, BAA Soccer team are using soccer as a communicative language to engage with youth across Ballarat and beyond.

Interkultura Football Tournament

Ballarat African Association Soccer Team participated at Interkultura Football Tournament. We placed 3rd in Group A at the Group Stage.   Click here to read more

FECCA Conference

Ballarat African Association Boys at FECCA conference, Hobert, October 2019.  Our youth featured and were the star at the FECCA youth conference. They spoke about using sport and sportsmanship as tools for embracing challenges and thriving nonetheless to create bridges for social cohesion and harmony.

Elegant Community Dinner

The community came together to celebrate what was a beautiful series of empowerment events of the Social Cohesion Project funded by Victoria Police in 2018 with an elegant dinner party.

Successful Social Cohesion Events in 2018

Ballarat African Association had series of Successful Social Cohesion Events in 2018. Here is a click from the Project closing dinner party.

The Role of Victoria police Within Community & Breaking Down Communication Barriers.

Debunking the generalised notion of “African Gang” and challenging stereotypes, the community and Victoria Police discussed the vital role of Police in community. Victoria Police commended the efforts of BAA leadership led by Isaac Moses.

Addressing Family Violence and Child Protection Issues

The community explored the realities and implications of Family and Domestic Violence with a view to strengthening Family Relationships. Government agencies and the community also engaged in a fruitful dialogue on the significances of cultural value in the upbringing of our children.

Tackling Unemployment Within Local African Ethnic Communities.

By way of demonstrating how transferrable skills can be harnessed, this Victoria Police funded event looked at various career opportunities, how to sieve those opportunities and how migrants can thrive in a new country.

Improving Gambling, Drugs & Alcohol Issues Within Our Community

Australians spend over $18 billion per annum on all forms of gambling or $1500 per capita. CALD communities within developed nations—including Australia—tend to participate in gambling less than the overall population, but those who do gamble may be more likely to experience problems. CALD people who gamble may be more likely to develop problems than […]