Family Safety Pack

The Australian Government has developed a family safety pack with information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage. The pack aims to reduce violence against women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, by ensuring they understand their rights and where to get support if needed. It also aims…

Mental Health Project

Melinda Woodhouse, one of our HARDA volunteers, conducted a study on Mental Health on behalf of HARDA. The study ‘Healthy Minds: Perceptions of Mental Health and Wellbeing Among South Sudanese Australians’ was initiated by concerns of members of the South Sudanese community with increasing numbers of suicides. The study explores how mental health and wellbeing…
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New Land, New Life

After 12 months of planning, research & filming, HARDA released its new documentary titled New Land, New Life. The premiere of this exciting film was launched by THE HON BRENDAN O’CONNOR, Minister for Immigration & Citizenship on Feb 20th. It tells the inspiring stories of 5 refugees from the Horn of Africa, all who have…
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Girls Center of Excellence

The Girls Centre of Excellence, located in North East Kenya, is the home for young Kenyan orphan girls and other girls from the region in need of accommodation. This large and ambitious project was instigated by Dr Mohamud Sheikh and is being managed by WARDA (the Waso Relief & Development Agency), one of our partners…

A Tribute to Paul

PAUL BISSON 17/4/1947 – 5/2/2014 Everyone was deeply saddened and distressed by the sudden death of Paul Bisson on 5th February. Paul came to HARDA as a volunteer soon after he retired following a forty year professional career as an accountant, including many years as Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer for Hawker Pacific Pty…

Somali Youth Outreach Project

This very successful program was run for the second year by HARDA & Auburn Sports Club and supported by the Attorney-General’s Building Community Resilience Program. It encouraged young Somali participants to develop their leadership skills through sporting and community activities. The activities were supported by the local community, youth centres, law enforcement agencies and locally…

Kenyan Cataract Project 2012

Last year a very successful Eye Clinic project was launched in Habaswein in the northern region of Kenya. This was made possible through HARDA who obtained a generous grant from Muslim Aid Australia and the combined efforts of Dr Mohamud Sheikh, Patron of WARDA (the Waso Resource and Development Agency) a local community based NGO and opthalmologists from…
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