Multicultural Expressions of Parenting Love
This project featured a 10 minute digital story that captured the experiences of parents who migrated to Australia and raised their children in Australia. Expressions of parental love across multicultural and diverse communities are celebrated through the short film.
The film was recorded during a workshop facilitated by Dr Shanti Raman (Community Paediatrician and NAPCAN board member) and Amrit Versha (Community Educator & National Winner NAPCAN Play your Part Award 2015). Positive parenting strategies in which parents used to express their love and discipline their children were explored in the workshop. Positive methods of parenting including storytelling, healing cirlcles, learning conversations with elders, cultural rituals and norms were discussed.
This project is a partnership between Boronia Multicultural Services (BMS), National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) and Third Space Productions.
The short film was launched on the evening of Friday 9 September, 2016 at the International & Cultural Exchange, Parramatta.
South Asian Women’s Wellbeing Centre (SAWWBC)
The community garden provides an opportunity for members of the community, in particular, seniors from different cultures and backgrounds to come together and participate in a gardening program. Seniors who enjoy gardening but do not have access to their own garden space because of their living arrangements, are free to come and plant and care for their own veggie patch or floral garden in a peaceful, secure garden in raised garden beds.
Seniors are also able to boost their self-confidence through ownership and responsibility over the garden and hone stronger bonds and social networks between community members.
Seniors’ Healing Garden
The aim of this project is to create a safe community-based space for women to meet, form social networks and be empowered with other members of the South Asian community living in NSW. Women are able to learn from guest speakers and exchange information with each other, forming connections which assist them to settle well in Australia. The project will evolve in response to the needs of the women in the community.