Yarck to Yea along the beautiful Great Victorian Rail Trail

It's on again! Come join us for a morning wander through the rural delights of the Great Victorian Rail trail, followed by a FREE delicious country lunch! Tickets on Sale now through Try Booking here  https://www.trybooking.com/XLVX or more info on the flyer - see links below. Our annual Yarck To Yea Walk, Ride or Run … Continue reading Yarck to Yea along the beautiful Great Victorian Rail Trail

Language barrier brings people together

Mitcham, Victoria Language differences can be a great divide, but at Mitcham Baptist Church it has drawn the ‘local’ and the Mandarin speaking Chinese faith communities together.Weekly conversation English classes began at the Church last year with support from the John Wallis Foundation. A year down the track numbers have grown from four to 30 … Continue reading Language barrier brings people together

Weaving a new beginning

Kalumburu community in north-west Western Australia Women from the remote Kalumburu community in north-west Western Australia went looking in their vast backyard (Kwini Country) and found the makings of a wonderful adventure. They found an abundance of pandanus leaf for weaving baskets and myriad plants for dyeing the dried leaves into vibrant colours. The women, … Continue reading Weaving a new beginning

Life after nappies – young parents think ahead

Most older parents discover that life changes and often gets a little easier once their children grow up. But surviving those early years can be tough and the Swansea Community Cottage reckons a lot of young parents need a hand. That’s just what they offered last year with support from the John Wallis Foundation. The … Continue reading Life after nappies – young parents think ahead

Forced marriage put on the agenda in Toowoomba

A series of events in Toowoomba has created awareness of the risk of forced marriage of young women and provided support for people in how best to respond. The Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba organised the visit by Liz Payne, a forced marriage expert with ACRATH who facilitated the events covering schools (students and teachers), community … Continue reading Forced marriage put on the agenda in Toowoomba