Fostering vibrant communities

Last week, The Edmund Rice Centre was honoured to help organize and take part in a heartwarming community gathering for newly arrived refugee families from Afghanistan. The primary goal was to establish connections among these families and lay the foundation for a strong community-based support system. The event was organized in an informal, family, and child-focused manner, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It was truly inspiring to witness the power of community coming together to support those who have recently arrived and are navigating the challenges of a new life.

'Alopi Latukefu, the Director of ERC attended the event, sharing a meal with the families and listening to their stories of struggle and resilience.
It is well known that refugees and forcibly displaced people often experience immense trauma due to the loss of connection with their loved ones and homeland. Recognizing this, ERC employs a community-based support mechanism to facilitate a healing process, ENABLING individuals to receive culturally appropriate support from their communities.
At the heart of our mission is the belief that communities, when united, can serve as a powerful force for positive change. Let's continue to work together, support one another, and build communities that thrive on compassion, understanding, and resilience.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this event, and let's look forward to many more opportunities to make a meaningful impact together!

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