Month: May 2017

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Men’s Shed a boost for the local community
May 9, 2017May 9, 2017
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Men’s Shed a boost for the local community

Officially opened on the 4th of March 2016 the Wingate Men’s Shed provides a space for Men in the local area to engage with services and learn new skills. The project was successful thanks to hard work and collaboration between DHHS and Justin Madden MP.  With further support from the local, state and federal government...

Volunteer Profile – Guillermo Anad
May 7, 2017May 8, 2017
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Volunteer Profile – Guillermo Anad

I grew up in Argentina, in the 1970s. At that time the country was under a military dictatorship. The military ruled with a brutal force and everywhere in the country there were people being imprisoned, tortured, killed, and thousand of people disappeared. As a coping strategy I developed a strong interests in music. Later, I...

Support for local job seekers
May 7, 2017May 8, 2017
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Support for local job seekers

Ascot Vale resident, Anab Egalle, came to Australia seven years ago from Somalia. When she arrived in Australia she had no English so she made it her priority to enrol in English classes. She did this at both Wingate Avenue Community Centre and Kensington Neighbourhood House. Whilst studying English Anab had a series of short...