Community Leadership Program, led by the Community Inclusion Unit at the City
of Greater Geelong, is a capacity building program designed for local people
wanting to become more active in their communities.
The 22-week program began in July with fourteen diverse participants. The
program aims to strengthen their understanding of civic participation, local
government and create new connections within communities, while building
leadership skills to enable them to make an impact in the community.
The program is now moving into the action planning phase, where participants
will determine their community projects and teams.
This program is rewarding for our people, the participants and the broader
Meet our emerging
only too well what it takes to help those experiencing crisis through her work
at Doorways in Geelong.
provides emergency relief and material aid to those in need throughout the
region. With much of their funding coming from donations, the support they
provide can only go so far.
Helen’s desire to be able to make a greater impact sparked her interest in our
Community Leadership Program. She is hoping to learn how to be more assertive
and to write effective grant proposals.
made quite the impact in Geelong, supporting refugees who have fled war-torn
countries to start a new life here. After arriving as a refugee from
Iraq three years ago, he has paved the way for many of his friends and
family to also build a happier and safer life in Geelong.
the difficulties facing refugees, Mukhles started Socio-Cultural Syriac
Incorporated. As president, he helps the group with interpreting English,
filling in forms and navigating the system.
very active in the community, working in customer service at Diversitat and
multiple roles at Barwon Health. He was also a Red Cross volunteer for a
year and is a member of the Geelong Multicultural Action Plan Committee
and the Victoria Regional Advisory Council.
Mukhles’ passion to continue his work helping refugees feel safe and welcome
attracted him to our Community Leadership Program.
Mukhles is looking to learn
leadership and management skills. “It can be difficult bringing people together
and helping them all see eye to eye, I’m looking for help to manage it all,” he
For more details about the Community Leadership Program, please contact:
Amanda Stirrat, Senior Community Development Project Officer on +61 3 5272 5129 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiona Bramham, Community Development Projects Officer on +61 3 5272 4659 or email@example.com