Majority of our interactions with our environment happens in a social context. Therefore, culturally appropriate community projects are crucial in the healing and integration process of the newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers. The Australian Middle Eastern Association (AMEA) believes in the power of community work with strength base approach.
Our community work projects focus on group activities and programs based on our members’ skills and requests which further contributes to social bonding and trust development.
At our community hub we provide presentations delivered by government and community service providers, trainings, social gatherings, social activities. Some of the core objectives of our community activities are giving social support and strengthening friendships, teaching our members to advocate for themselves and providing legal aid assistance.
Two popular events AMEA has organised were an Arabic Musical Night with choirs from Our Lady of Lebanon and Jesus Light of the World, and the second event featured the Watoto Children’s Choir. AMEA collaborates with several churches and plans to extend its partnership with more churches and mosques.