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African Communities Council of South Australia
What does this organisation do?
The African Communities Council SA provides individual and family settlement services; comprehensive case management coordination; family relationship counselling; financial counselling, and a range of other services that help migrants adjust to life in Australia. Furthermore, the organisation provides home and community care support (domestic, social, personal), employer support and community development advocacy.
Recently, ACCSA has incorporated education, into its activities in order to provide assistance to young school going children from disadvantaged or newly arrived homes from a very young age so that they can access early learning materials and support that parents may not be able to give them because of various reasons such as inadequate education, work, and family commitments.
reLEARN is a dynamic peer-based tutoring services, using brilliant year 10, 11 and 12 peers to help year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children with science, maths and technology problems, creating a learning loop from peer to peer. This strategy is beneficial in many ways. Tutors have something in common with the learners as they can identify with the subject matter, and have the confidence to undertake such assignments as given in years, 3, 4, 5 and 6. The younger learners will be more comfortable and trusting of their older peers, creating a better atmosphere for learning.
Low income families and the long term unemployed
Employment is a significant factor in our wellbeing. Employment provides financial independence, improves our physical and mental health, expands our social networks and builds our skills.
On the flip side, long term unemployment or underemployment negatively impacts our wellbeing. It contributes to poor mental and physical health, social isolation and poverty. And it can negatively impact the wellbeing of our children.
People affected by domestic or family violence or abuse
We all expect to be treated with respect and fairness by our partners and in our families. Yet domestic violence is the leading contributor to death, disability and ill-health in Australian women aged 15-44. Children exposed to domestic or family violence are at increased risk of mental health, behavioural and learning difficulties.