Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC ) and Northern Area MRC
English conversational language classes combined with Understanding Civic Responsibilities are a regular weekly event at the Adelaide Multicultural Centre and Northern Area Multicultural Centre, involving citizenship preparation, learning about Australian culture, as well as women health workshops.
Recently, an information workshop on immigration, visas and citizenship was held at Northern Area MRC in partnership with the African Communities Council of SA (ACCSA) and the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). It was facilitated by DHA Community Liaison Officer, Okke Velzeboer. The AMRC with Migrant Health Service (MHS), Northern Area MRC and SA Health also delivered educational workshops on the importance of early health issue detection and prevention.
Understanding Civic Responsibilities assisted one participant, Ali Rahimi of Afghan background, who arrived in Australia four years ago, to enhance his English language skills and strengthen his citizenship preparation in the lead up to his citizenship assessment. His wife Aziza Rahimi expressed that: “I am so happy that I can learn about Australian culture and language. Gaining citizenship is very important to me because I want to belong here.”