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General Discussion / African Australian Network Values
« Last post by sami on August 02, 2013, 08:06:26 AM »
To provide a greater care for all of those who are in need and those who have limited opportunities to exercise their ability to live happily and enjoy life in peace

To facilitate integration of all peoples regardless of racial background, physical or intellectual ability

To aim for a more cohesive Australia that enables immigrants to forget fear of prejudice and encourages them to enjoy opportunities and reach their potential with all possible support and become better Australian citizens

A commitment to alleviating poverty in our democratic society, the only system that encourages the respect of human need and provides equal care to all citizens

To improve the quality of life of our vulnerable elders and those who are disconnected from Australian society and who are unable to adapt to the new systems and environment

To ensure that no young person is at risk by providing appropriate counselling and advice to help them understand how they can benefit as members of Australian society

To educate the Australian public at large to change perceptions of stereotype and promote greater inter-cultural understanding and cohesion of society as a whole

To show respect for and an understanding of other cultures and diverse points of view demonstrating this in our daily work

To develop a global perspective that promotes social justice, education, health and food security on the African continent and in Australia
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General Discussion / Mission of African Australian Network
« Last post by Abraham Dut Garang on August 02, 2013, 08:03:24 AM »
The aims of the African Australian Network are:

1. To directly relieve the helplessness and distress of any persons who have migrated to Australia (including refugees and other persons from Africa and other regions) and who are in disadvantageous circumstances (including suffering from poverty, misfortune, destitution or helplessness) by providing transitional and other settlement services, including: seeking employment, housing, immigration matters, transportation, access to social services and other services and the provision of goods such as food and other material aid to such persons;

2. To empower and enable newly arrived persons from Africa and other regions to become independent and contributing members to their local community by ensuring they have access to all services and resources they require to settle successfully in Australia;

3. To arrange community and/or cultural events which encourage the engagement of those persons within the community;

4. To invite and encourage members of the public to make donations for the purpose of fulfilling the above stated aims of this charity organization;

5. To work collaboratively with organisations within Australia and overseas who have similar values and aims to provide food security, agricultural assistance, maternal and child health, water supplies and sanitation, and educational opportunities.
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