Advanced Swimming Program – July 2018

24 young persons aged between 10-15, 11 girls and 13 boys – representing the South Sudanese and Somali Community, completed the program. The program was designed for those who had obtained the highest rankings at the sessions held by Harda for several years during January holidays. Harda’s ambition is to progress the better swimmers into…

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…

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…