Regional Employment Agriculture Project (REAP) – Armidale

The Regional Employment Agriculture Project (REAP) in Armidale provides access to land for people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, primarily Ezidi refugees, so that they can apply and adapt their existing rural skills in the Australian context. It also includes brokering tailored training courses that will support employment pathways.

REAP is run in partnership with the Rotary Club of Armidale and has been seed funded by Mosaic Multicultural Connections with in-kind support and small grants from a range of sources. 

This program is funded by the Department of Educaton & Workplace Relations, Local Jobs National Priority Fund.

Northern Youth Exchange – COMPACT Project

Our Northern Youth Exchange project supports a series of youth cultural exchange activities across our Mosaic Multicultural Connections regions and into the Manning Valley.

Exchange activities involve engaging high school youth and young adults from multicultural backgrounds with First Nations and mainstream youth, building social connection, cross- cultural understanding and champions for community harmony. 

This program is funded through the Multicultural NSW COMPACT Program, with multicultural youth workers based in Newcastle
and Armidale.

Homework Centres – Armidale & Newcastle

We provide Homework and Learning Centres in partnership with Jesmond Primary School, Heaton Primary School and Waratah Technology Campus in Newcastle, and Drummond Primary School in Armidale.

Volunteers assist student groups with fun learning activities and one-to-
one tutoring. Students in this program include those from Syrian, Kurdish, Iraqi, Afghan, Congolese and Ezidi refugee backgrounds.

Community Capacity Building

Communities thrive when everyone is involved.

Our community building programs strengthen multicultural communities to reduce inequality and disadvantage by

  • Enhancing community social infrastructure
  • Building more resilient communities
  • Promoting people’s participation and inclusion
  • Building trust, resourcefulness, participation, respect and connectedness.

Multicultural Interagencies

The Settlement and Communities Team convenes a range of multicultural interagency groups around our regions to share information, take joint action on issues, and coordinate some programs. These groups include:
  • Central Coast Multicultural Interagency
  • Multicultural Action Group – Greater Newcastle
  • Hunter Multicultural Youth Workers Network
  • New England Multicultural Interagency
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