Who is my neigh­bour?

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

Plans are now un­der­way for a group of be­tween 40 and 50 refugees to visit Corowa on the week­end of March 24 and 25 next year.

The refugees, com­ing from Mel­bourne, are from var­i­ous national back­grounds.

The “Who is My Neigh­bour” (WIMN) group is seek­ing ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est from peo­ple in the com­mu­nity who would like to host in­di­vid­u­als or fam­i­lies.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the WIMN wish to en­gage with a com­mu­nity or sport­ing group who might like to co-host a fun recre­ational or sport­ing event with the refugee group.

The WIMN group formed when a core group of lo­cal peo­ple wished to find a way to con­nect with refugees.

The vi­sion of the group is to as­sist and sup­port refugees by pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for them to en­gage with our lo­cal com­mu­nity.

The group also seeks to broaden the com­mu­ni­ties un­der­stand­ing of the hard­ships these refugees have ex­pe­ri­enced.

The group is made up of mem­bers from the Corowa churches and other con­cerned in­di­vid­u­als.

The Corowa group is af­fil­i­ated with Pioneer Min­istry Group in Mel­bourne who hosted refugees in their com­mu­nity.

The next meet­ing has been set for Tues­day, November 21 at 7.30pm at the Corowa Com­mu­nity Gar­den Hall.

For more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Maris Berry on 0409 188 542.

Vol­un­teers pre­par­ing Satur­day night tea.

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