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Ahlan Wa-Sahlan | Welcome to a free and fun family event!

1st December 2016 03:17pm

Ahlan Wa-Sahlan is a free and fun family event with activities for children and delicious catered food. This event will be an opportunity for newly arrived Arabic speaking refugees to meet other members of the Arabic community, organisations and members of the women’s group Nissaa Al-Banafsage. Meaning welcome in Arabic, Ahlan Wa-Sahlan will take place Monday 12th December at Homestead Learning Centre in Roxburgh Park. 

Nissaa Al-Banafsage is an Assyrian and Chaldean women’s group who are supporting the settlement of newly arrived Arabic speaking refugees in Hume City. Dianella Health and Foundation House have been working with Nissaa Al-Banafsage to equip them with the knowledge and skills to support the settlement of newly arrived refugees.

Nissaa Al-Banafsage aims to support the settlement of newly arrived refugees by:

  • Making the experience of new arrivals easier by sharing their experiences and learning of the settlement experience. 
  • Welcoming refugees and help their social inclusion in the City of Hume.
  • Supporting the settlement process in terms of navigating new systems and cultural practices to improve new arrival’s health and wellbeing. For example, by providing information on consumer and citizen rights, how to feel safe in the home and community; consumer and civic law; financial systems; food shipping; taking public transport and personal safety. 


Please promote Ahlan Wa-Sahlan to the newly arrived Arabic speaking community in Hume! 

Date: Monday, December 12th
Time: 10:30am – 01:00pm
Venue: Homestead Community Centre, 30 Whiltshire Dr, Roxburgh Park