Serving all Arabic Speaking Communities

Community Development

The following are a selection of projects run by Arabic Welfare in partnership with other organisations.  Please contact us for more details of these and other projects.

The SOFT project was funded by Women’s Health in the North and was developed through a partnership between In-Touch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence and Arabic Welfare.

Teeth Tales Research Project

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Teeth Tales was a community-based child oral health research project led by The University of Melbourne and Merri Community Health Service.

Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures

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This project, in partnership with the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health and the Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre, aimed to improve the capacity of young people and their parents to reduce the risk of alcohol-related harm.

Community Capacity Building

  • We have recently completed projects which have addressed issues of community concern, including community safety, crime prevention, health and well-being:

    • Arabic Speaking Youth Inclusion

      Funded by the Department of Justice this project was developed to build participant skills and knowledge in the effort to reduce the incidence of crime and violence within schools, home and the community.

      Through a series of 12 education workshops and in partnership with schools, the project successfully engaged 140 Arabic speaking youth, aged 13 to 16 years.

    • Minutes Matter Media

      This was a community education project that raised awareness of the signs of heart attack amongst Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities in partnership with the Heart Foundation.

    • Taking a stand against cyber-bullying

      With funding from Moreland City Council this project ran a parent education programme in Arabic to strengthen the capacity of families to respond to issues of cyber-bullying. 

      The project achieved an increased awareness amongst Arabic speaking parents to keep their children safe online. Participants also developed skills to be peer educators and thus, resource and support other Arabic speaking parents around issues of cyber bullying and children’s safety.