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STARTTS Weekly Youth Group for Young People from Refugee Backgrounds – Coffs Harbour

“You can call in to the office and I will tell you all about the program; or you can brave the noise of sixty kids having fun and see for yourself what happens at our weekly gathering”. This was the invitation extended to Judy Cain from the JWF Melbourne Branch on a recent visit to … Continue reading STARTTS Weekly Youth Group for Young People from Refugee Backgrounds – Coffs Harbour

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

Come join us for Sunday afternoon High Tea

We are holding our inaugural JWF High Tea Fundraiser on 11th November in Melbourne! All proceeds will support the John Wallis Foundation Small Grants Program, enabling small communities across Australia to make a difference.  Come join us for an afternoon of delicious treats, and great conversation.  Our guest speaker is  Kirsty Sword Gusmão, former First Lady of … Continue reading Come join us for Sunday afternoon High Tea

August 2018 Highways and Byways Newsletter

The current issue of H&B tells good news stories of people doing great things with support of the John Wallis Foundation.   As well as doing beautiful things for their communities, these people inspire us to yet new efforts to connect with people in situations of disadvantage.  Enjoy their stories and other news from the Foundation: … Continue reading August 2018 Highways and Byways Newsletter

Showing off local lands and culture

Wujal Wujal, Northern Queensland Somethinghappened during a Wujal Wujal cultural adventure camp for young leaders last year. They were asked to show some non-Indigenous mates from Brisbane where they lived and share their culture.  Joh Anthonis, a counselorwith the Wujal Wujal Justice Group, watched the locals change. “They were explaining about bush food and important … Continue reading Showing off local lands and culture