STAR-ACTION OZ-child evening
Part of our mission in STAR-ACTION is to provide education on areas of Social Justice in our community. For this reason, we choose organisations such as the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project and Cornerstone Dandenong to visit our parish to discuss their work.
On Tuesday October 24th, a small but interested group met at the Little Chapel to hear from Reshani Munasinghe about the work of OZ-child.
OZ-child is committed to supporting and providing the best possible outcomes for Australian children, young people and their families- primarily through foster care but also through prevention and strengthening programs designed to reinforce and repair relationships.
We were also joined by two former parishioners who are both social workers and foster carers.
It was quite amazing to hear of the work of the agency, and also the anecdotal experiences of the foster carers.
All in attendance agreed that the night was informative, filled with lively discussion and many interesting stories provided by our speakers. We were also grateful for the commitment and love given freely by our visitors to vulnerable children.
As always, you are most welcome to join the STAR-ACTION team. We meet on the last Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Resurrection Parish Centre.