We support community members to build independent and meaningful livelihoods that make positive contributions to our local communities.Our capacity building work provides practical support, advocacy, service linkage and training to empower and uphold their rights as they resettle in Victoria.
2600+ Afghan community members support to achieve enhanced social and economic mobility through:
- Settlement & family violence prevention
- Financial wellbeing
- Youth, housing and employment
- Community wellbeing
690 Afghan community members engaged in educational and skills building programs.
66 Afghan community members have secured employment and 44 have been connected to educational programs.
142+ Afghan community members supported with driver education sessions to obtain their L and P plates.
21 Afghan young people supported with homework on a regular basis.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS
Over 400 young Afghan individuals participated in SECL school holiday activities.
More than 750+ referrals to external services to support Afghan community members with specific needs in the past two years.
SECL supports Afghan young people, adults and families through targeted partnerships across multiple community settings:
- 15+ schools
- 30+ community centres and services located in Kingston, Monash, Greater Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia
- Over 100 partnerships working with us to achieve improve outcomes of social economic mobility
Further funding is needed to address
- DIGITAL DIVIDE
Support newly arrived communities to engage and navigate online services.
- EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE
Tailored support for people seeking employment including those with and without work experience.
- FINANCIAL SYSTEMS
Greater support to manage money and learn how to navigate complex financial systems to support financial independence.
- GENDER EQUALITY
Increased understanding of our laws and values that promote equal rights and opportunities for both men and women and girls and boys.
- INTEGRATION OPPORTUNITIES
Increased tailored programs that build confidence, support independence and increase familiarity with Australian systems and culture such as life skills, driver education, sport and the arts.
Trusted relationships with community
SECL has 50+ years’ experience supporting multicultural communities in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We support around 25,000 local community members annually, with the majority from non-English speaking countries.
The Afghan Australian Community and Settlement Program is supported by the Social Policy Group
Download the Afghan Community Snapshot HERE