Monument des Martyrs Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
Monument des Martyrs Ouagadougou Burkina Faso

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BAA Africa Day Dinner

May 30, 2022

In commemorating the founding of the African Union (formerly Organisation of African Unity–founded on 25 May 1963), the Ballarat African Association hosted an Africa Day Dinner at the Buninyong Town Hall on Saturday 28 May 2022 to celebrate the contributions of Africans in Ballarat and region. A key message through the evening and our signature […]

Africa on the Goldfields

December 12, 2021

Led by Dr David Waldron and co-written by Dr Michael Akindeju, the team at “Tales from Rat City” did an amazing job of their performances on this often-overlooked part of goldfields history! In collaboration with the Ballarat African Association, this episode of Tales from Rat City hopes to shed light on the oft-forgotten experiences of African […]

Let’s Celebrate

June 26, 2021

“As remarkably noted by Alek Wek, the beautiful Sudanese-British model when she said, “the most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by”, we pause today to celebrate the milestones the Ballarat African Association has achieved through the Rebranding African-Australian Identity […]

Re-Branding African Australian Identity—Self-Efficacy (Part 2)

June 19, 2021

Videos Intentional Living (Part 2) Goal Setting & Milestones Management- a route to self-efficacy Engaging Political Identities & Expressions- Rules of Political Engagements: Appointments & Electioneering Vitalizing the wider community Photographs

Re-Branding African Australian Identity: Self-Efficacy (Part 1)

May 15, 2021

John Wooden, the acclaimed UCLA coach was famous for saying, “without proper self-evaluation, failure is inevitable”. For this purpose, we are gathered here today to refresh our minds and perhaps re-lay those perspectives popularized by Uche Ohia (Assessment and Quality Assurance Consultants) that “we must not equate assessment to testing. Assessment is an ongoing process; […]

Re-Branding African Australian Identity Project – Beyond Rebranding (10 April 2021)

April 12, 2021

Session Recordings Opening Remarks Wealth Creation (Part 2) Family Stability and Wealth Creation (Part 2) Manifesting the whole-self Photos

Harmony Fest 2021 (Ballarat City) Flag Raising Ceremony & Ubuntu Breakfast

March 30, 2021

Dr Michael Akindeju, the President of the Ballarat African Association was the Guest Speaker at this Flag Raising Ceremony on 16 March 2021. He also delivered a keynote speech at the Ubuntu Breakfast on 17 March 2021 as part of the Harmony Fest programs. Text for BAA President’s HarmonyFest Flag Raising Speech is available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wGuhduRJ9d2q-elt-mGq3VuDy_ZA6YS4/view Text […]

Fill The Information Gap- Harmost Fest 2021 Panel Discussion in collaboration with the Eureka Centre and the City of Ballarat on Saturday 27 March 2021.

March 30, 2021

As part of Harmony Fest 2021 celebrations in Ballarat, the Ballarat African Association in collaboration with the Eureka Centre and City of Ballarat staged a Fill The Information Gap panel discussion. At the panel discussion, the members of the panel filled information gaps about our African Australian Community as they share their stories, spoke about their […]

Re-Branding African Australian Identity Workshop- Your Wealth (20 March 2021)

March 23, 2021

Part one of two series workshop on improving Personal Economies and expressing financial identities at which we reflected on the wide ramifications for personal economies.  John Adams (the second president of the United States) once said, “all the Perplexities, confusions and distresses in America arise not from defects in their Constitutions or Confederation, not from […]

Multicultural Excellence Awards 2020-BAA President, Dr Michael Akindeju bags ‘Community Innovation’ Award

December 17, 2020

Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence recognise the outstanding achievements of people and organisations who strengthen multiculturalism across 15 categories. The awards are proudly coordinated by the Victorian Multicultural Commission, on behalf of the Victorian Government. The 2020 award recipients will be announced in an online ceremony, hosted by Diana Nguyen, broadcast via Channel 31 and on the Victorian Multicultural Commission Facebook page from 6pm on […]