Providing opportunities for the African Communities of Greater Shepparton to develop skills and build further knowledge.
In partnership with the African communities and other key stakeholders some of these capacity-building opportunities have included; learning English, learning to drive, short course to assist those wanting to start their own business, youth mentoring, sport and music programs.
We also aim that through Community Capacity Building, the African communities of Greater Shepparton develop, implement and sustain their own solutions to problems shaping and exercising control over their physical, social, economic, and cultural environments.
We employed 7 local African people to work on a number of initiatives at St Paul’s African House.
St Paul’s African House in partnership with RMIT University, AP Marketing Works delivered a 6 week business program for African community members to learn about starting their own business.
Capacity – Past Programs
Brighter Futures was designed to addresses the mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of youth of African heritage in Greater Shepparton.
This project will assist African-Australian adults over 21 years of age to gain safe driving skills and obtain a driver’s licence, opening the pathway to employment, social inclusion, access to local services, and community participation.