In partnership with Life Saving Victoria and the Recreational Activity Days (RAD) group we held a fun day of water safety activities at Altona Beach for 38 young people from migrant backgrounds.
Participants were aged between 10 and 21 and were referred by MiCare, Western Young People’s Independent Network, Westerns Bulldogs Community Foundation, Spectrum, Brimbank Youth Services, and Maribyrnong Youth Services.
Participants came from diverse backgrounds including Tibetan, South Sudanese, Karen, Iraqi, Rwandese, Afghani, Eritrean, and Vietnamese. The day mainly consisted of a water safety presentation (above), beach soccer, and water activities (body boarding, snorkelling, and using life jackets), both of which Life Saving Victoria oversaw. We were also very lucky to have plenty of sunshine and clear blue skies.
Sophie (above) who is one of the cheery participants, took full advantage of the beautiful weather. She asked our photographer to take a few photos of her smiling.
Staff from MiCare and partner organisations including Julie from Brimbank Youth Services (above), participated in some of the activities.
As the games progressed it grew more intense!
We then ended the day with a lunch of fish and chips from a nearby local Altona Beach café. Followed by an easy-going afternoon game of cricket and soccer on the beach.
MiCare would like to thank and acknowledge our partner organisations including Western Young People’s Independent Bulldogs Community Foundation (WYPIN), Melbourne City Mission, Western Bulldogs Community Foundation, Spectrum, Brimbank Youth Services, Maribyrnong Youth Services and Victoria Police.
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