Saturday, May 22, 2004

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION PROGRAM

African Forum
Saturday 22nd May 2004

This forum is facilitated by the Multicultural Education Committee (MEC), an Advisory Committee to the Minister of Education and Children’s Services in South Australia.

The aim of the forum is to develop:

• Greater cultural awareness of the problems facing African migrants and refugees in South Australia and to support the participation of parents and students of African background in schools and Children’s Services.

• School-wide inclusive strategies to support students in African-Australian communities

• Community and education networks for improving cross-cultural understanding in learning commuinties

On the whole, the forum is a genuine opportunity to discuss African disadvantage and address the issues affecting the newly arrived refugees and migrants in Australian society.
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