Local refugee advocacy group, Bellarine for Refugees, took great pleasure in presenting a cheque to Makot Wol, youth project co-ordinator at Diversitat in Norlane.
The funds will support Diversitat’s Rideout Program which encourages refugee youth to explore the many bike paths around the Barwon River, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula.
Forging connections with their new country and exploring the natural beauty it has to offer is an important part of helping young asylum seekers and refugees to feel more at home.
“Bellarine for Refugees and their supporters recognise the urgent need for assistance to support asylum seekers and refugees in our community,” Bellarine for Refugees co-ordinator Helen Dwyer said.
“Programs such as this are invaluable in helping develop a sense of belonging and purpose for newly arrived youth.”
Diversitat runs many programs to support Geelong’s refugee communities and Bellarine for Refugees and their supporters are happy to be able to contribute to the very important work they do, Ms Dwyer said.
Interested in finding out more? Contact Bellarine for Refugees at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow them on Facebook.