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Event Cancelled: Re-Branding African Australian Identity Project (Final Series Pilot): Economic Shift

March 14, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Committee of Management of the Ballarat African Association has taken the decision to cancel uncontrolled gathering of our members for events in a move to encourage safety and wellbeing as it is impractical to predict how individuals might feel or respond to stimuli during a community event where articulated self-awareness items […]

BAA Delegates visited The Victoria Government Parliament House During Question Time on 3 March 2020!

March 4, 2020

Delegates from the Ballarat African Association visited the Parliament House on a day Question Time Tour with a 10 Point Agenda on 3 March 2020. The agenda included non-political items on improving lived experiences and promoting inclusion of African and Indigenous Australians across public sector appointments. Read More

BAA’s Rebranding African Australian Identity Project-Ubuntu Concept

December 22, 2019

Click here to view the speech on BAA’s application of the Ubuntu Concept by the Vice President

BAA’s Rebranding African Australian Identity Project Introduction Speech

December 22, 2019

Click here to view the Project Introduction Speech by the President

Bridging the gap Novelty Soccer Match between old and younger generation African Australians in Ballarat! The younger generation won 7-4.

December 15, 2019

One of the evils of our days is that of Absent Fathers, who do not mentor their sons. At Ballarat African Association, we are bridging the gap between the older and younger generations for meaningful relationships creating the basis for Respectful Intergenerational and Inter-Gender Communications.

Re-Branding African Australian Identity Project- Session 1

December 5, 2019

The strategic direction for our re-branding project was reinforced at the inaugural session followed by key practical steps. We were joined by Victoria Police, Victoria Electoral Commission and Victoria Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.  Click here to view some of the speeches and presentations

African Association promoting social cohesion

November 22, 2019

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

November 20, 2019

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

October 18, 2019

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

October 1, 2019

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.