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Newport Islamic Society and Islamic Relief Australia announce “The Hive” Community Engagement Project

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Islamic Relief Australia in partnership with Newport Islamic Society (NIS) is working on a social project in Melbourne designed to benefit the lives of thousands in the Western Melbourne community of Victoria.

“The Hive” is a  2-year, $4.2 million project that will provide facilities and services to the local culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community.

Newport Islamic Society and Islamic Relief Australia are developing a social centre that focusses on youth education and guidance, socio-cultural and physical development and services to address isolation for women and the elderly.

The project will partner with existing service providers to strengthen knowledge of, and access to services, for the CALD community. The project will also seek to address the problem of integration between the CALD community and mainstream Australian society through promoting opportunities for inter-cultural engagement. 

The male prayer area at the Australian Islamic Centre of Newport Centre

What is the Newport Islamic Society (NIS)?

NIS works with CALD communities in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria to identify key socio-economic and cultural needs and to provide appropriate services to the community aimed at promoting social and cultural development and integration.

The project will build upon successful ongoing activities for child/youth linguistic and cultural education through the provision of a purpose-built Community Education Centre, with more space and classes. The project will also expand NIS services – including into areas that will help to address emerging problems in the community including marriage breakdown, drug use, anti-social behaviour, screen addiction and isolation.

The project will partner with existing service providers to strengthen knowledge of, and access to services, for the CALD community. The project will also seek to address the problem of integration between the CALD community and mainstream Australian society through promoting opportunities for inter-cultural engagement.

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