Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 21 APR 17
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    A cultural journey through coffee

    A cultural journey through coffee

    Ahmer* is used to coffee laced with condensed milk. He worked for seven years making coffee that way. Ahmer is a Burmese Muslim. After he was persecuted in his homeland, he fled for Malaysia. The cloying brew was popular in his new home. But, after again being persecuted because of his ethnicity, he fled to

    • 24 MAR 17
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    Take action on climate change while supporting the ASRC

    Take action on climate change while supporting the ASRC

    An energy audit has found that by installing a 50.44kW solar system on our roof, in addition to our current energy saving initiatives, the ASRC would save around $21,000 every year, which could be redistributed back into our life saving programs. So we’ve teamed up with Powershop who will provide a financial contribution to our solar

    • 23 MAR 17
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    Old soccer boots give new life to ASRC soccer team, The Seekers

    Old soccer boots give new life to ASRC soccer team, The Seekers

    While on the way to buy new soccer boots last year, 11 year old Scarlett started thinking about what would happen to her old ones. She couldn’t hand them down to her sisters because they weren’t the right fit and there wasn’t anyone in her soccer club that needed them either. More than anything, Scarlett

    • 20 FEB 17
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    Way of the West leading the way to food security

    Way of the West leading the way to food security

    Inspired by Pope Francis’ call for Catholics to show compassion and care for refugees, schools and parishes in Melbourne’s west aim to collect 40,000 donated food items this year for the 620 people seeking asylum who access the ASRC Foodbank each week. The initiative started by Mark Northeast is called the Way of the West

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