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It's coming up to Refugee Week (19-25 June), a time when we raise awareness of issues faced by refugees and celebrate the contributions that refugees have made to Australian society.  Many refugees and asylum seekers participate in neighbourhood houses. 
Julie Johnston
NENHN Manager

Online Marketing and Enrolment Platform - info session Weds 22 June

Are you losing potential students because they haven't heard about you or if they are on your website it is too hard for them to enrol? NENHN will be hosting an information session about TeachMe, a new recruitment and booking platform.  More info here.  Book into this free info session (lunch included)  to be held at Jika Jika Community House here.

Freedom Stories  -  Sat 25 June

There will be a free film screening on Sat 25 June at the Harmony Centre in West Heidelberg.   Freedom Stories is a film about people who arrived by boat from the Middle East in 2001 and their achievements.  Details here.

Music for Young People

Fitzroy Learning Network is looking for supporters for an exciting new program. Check out their Chuffed Campaign here.  The program is aimed at young people from the public housing estates, many of whom are refugees.

Paths to Peace

Olympic Adult Education launched a book of stories of people from Somalia.  The project which was funded by ACFE and Victorian Multi-Cultural Commission was launched at the Ramadan Iftar Dinner with 350 people last week.  This beautiful publication is available by contacting OAE here

Register your event on Refugee Week Website

What is happening at your Neighbourhood House for Refugee Week?  Add your event to the national site here.

New Neighbourhood House Workplace Agreement

Are you up to date with the changes in the new agreement?  Summary of changes here, full agreement here.   All NHVic members will be posted a pack in term 3 with the process for the committee then staff to vote about whether to sign onto the new agreement.  Keep an eye on NHVic weekly e-Bulletins for information.  I suggest you join  Jobs Australia if you have not already as they are qualified industrial relations advisors.  You will need to consider the costs of signing on to the new agreement and the implications of not being covered by this agreement.  

Women and Leadership Scholarships

Women and Leadership Australia are offering fee support for these leadership programs.  Scholarships to be awarded prior to June 30.  Details here.

School holidays are almost here, a quieter time for most neighbourhood houses, however, a few houses are offering new holiday programs for school children.  All the best for your new programs!    Our next NENHN event is 17 August, Reflection and Direction setting at Allwood Neighbourhood House.  More details will come out in July.   
Bye for now
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