Your generous donation, no matter how small, will enable us to continue to provide the highest quality and range of support services to our recently arrived and settled humanitarian entrants, refugees and migrants.
MRC North is currently seeking donations to increase and enhance the following three programs:
Youth Tutoring Program
The Youth Tutoring Program is one of the most valued programs at MRC North. It offers academic support to students with varying levels of English proficiency. The Program runs two sessions per week during each school term, with up to 20 students actively engaging each week. Volunteer tutors also act as mentors who provide encouragement and build the confidence of students over time.
The Youth Tutoring Program is provided by volunteer tutors (most of whom are retired or semi-retired professionals). They enthusiastically offer free tutoring to secondary, college and university students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Donations will enable us to train potential tutors, organise the rosters, pay for internet usage, provide ongoing maintenance of computers and upgrade software.
Student Scholarship Program
Persecution, war, political instability and displacement are all factors that lead individuals to leave their homes to seek permanent protection elsewhere, including Australia. Refugees who come to Australia face many challenges during settlement, such as financial hardship, dealing with experiences of torture and trauma and family separation. Australia has a long history of providing safe asylum to refugees, many of whom have gone on to make great civil, social and economic contributions to Australian society.
There is no doubt that education, training and subsequent employment makes a considerable positive impact on the settlement and quality of life for refugees and their families.
In Tasmania, this could be enhanced by offering scholarships. Scholarships could be for secondary school, Vocational Education and Training, University or Skills and Qualification recognition. The Scholarships would be open to anyone from a refugee background on a permanent humanitarian visa, be able to demonstrate socio-economic disadvantage or family challenge, is residing and wishing to study in Tasmania.
Haig Community Space
Migrant Resource Centre operates the Haig Community Space that functions as a community centre at Mowbray, a suburb where many new cultural groups are residing. The Space has recently undergone extensive refurbishments, and is now an expanded facility that provides an attractive venue for community groups to conduct their activities and programs. Donations for the Haig Community Space may be utilised for ongoing maintenance and beautification of the site.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible so please always ask for a receipt. MRC North sincerely appreciates your generous contribution to its programs and services for some of Launceston’s most vulnerable people.