Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By DENISE S. CAHILL

FRED­DIE Rugumeza (16) joined for­mer Perth Glory play­ers and ad­min­is­tra­tion staff in Save the Chil­dren’s team in a five-a-side soc­cer tour­na­ment at Langley Park to mark the end of last week’s three-day Africa Down Un­der re­sources con­fer­ence.

Ja­cob Burns, Steve McGarry, Paul McVit­tie and Cal­lum Salmon were part of the Save the Chil­dren line-up that played against teams from Perth’s African com­mu­ni­ties.

Min­ing com­pa­nies that took part in the con­fer­ence spon­sored teams.

Rugumeza’s fam­ily has at­tended Save the Chil­dren’s ‘It takes a vil­lage’ pro­gram that sup­ports mi­grant and refugee women, chil­dren and young peo­ple who face the chal­lenges of start­ing a new life in Aus­tralia with lit­tle or no fam­ily sup­port and of­ten have a history of loss and trauma.

The State Gov­ern­ment wel­comed min­is­ters and se­nior del­e­gates from Africa last week as part of an on­go­ing strat­egy to share knowl­edge and skills in the agri­cul­ture and re­source sec­tors.

Premier Colin Bar­nett said Africa rep­re­sented an ex­cit­ing new mar­ket for West Aus­tralian goods and ser­vices.

“With our long history of re­spon­si­ble re­sources de­vel­op­ment, WA is well placed to as­sist African coun­tries to de­velop trans­par­ent, sta­ble and mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial reg­u­la­tions for their re­sources sec­tor," Mr Bar­nett said.


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Fred­die Rugumeza played in the Save the Chil­dren’s side with for­mer Perth Glory play­ers and staff.

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