Author: Gulhan Eryegit Yoldas

Shoebox4Syria: Eid gifts for children

There’s a buzz in the air as families across Australia prepare gift boxes for children in Syria as a part of the Shoebox 4 Syria drive. This month the Al Siraat College community was featured on SBS ONE news for the overwhelming response they received from across Victoria after advocating for this incredible initiative. The positive media coverage on SBS featured a video of hundreds upon hundreds of gift boxes filling up the assembly hall and various school room, labelled and ready to be shipped off in a container to Syria. The gift boxes will arrive in time for...

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The Year of Gambling Harm Awareness

There is a multi-billion dollar empire in Australia built on tears and suffering and the deaths of thousands of people, many who reside in high-ethnic, low socio-economic regions. It’s no secret that the gambling industry is strategically placing more gaming machines at venues in densely populated Melbourne’s north and western regions targeting the most vulnerable members of our community. The effects of gambling addiction are evident in the higher prevalence of family violence, crime and substance abuse in these regions. There has never before been a greater urgency for our communities to raise awareness of the gambling harm epidemic....

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Walk with the Mayor on International Women’s Day

The City of Whittlesea, Victoria organised the Walk with the Mayor Program on  International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March 2018 that was joined by Al Siraat College students. Walk with the Mayor Program was combined with two more events,  a photo exhibition of women in our community at the Great Hall in the City of Whittlesea and a high tea at the Parliament House in celebration of Women’s day. Prior to both events the mayor took the students around the council and showed them the various departments and the roles and responsibilities of each area which all come together to...

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Interfaith Harmony Week celebrations in Melbourne

In celebrating Interfaith Harmony Week this year, City of Whittlesea, together with Darebin City Council, Whittlesea Interfaith Network, Darebin Interfaith Council, United Religions Initiative, Beacon of Hope, Al Siraat College and several others organisations worked in collaboration to host the inspiring interfaith event titled “Power of Love – Paying it Forward” on Thursday 8 February 2018 at Mill Park Library in North Melbourne. World Interfaith Harmony Week celebrated during the 1st week of February (1-7 February 2018) offers a wonderful platform for bringing people together to celebrate the diversity of faiths that make up our community. Several enlightening speeches were made by key...

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Positive lessons from the “Flinders Street Incident”

The first footage of the man who allegedly drove into pedestrians on Flinders street in Melbourne on December 21st really captured the true nature of this crime.   As the two officers were holding Saeed Noori on the ground, he was pretending to be unconscious or asleep only to be slapped awake by one of the officers. In the evening of that day, Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton explained during a press conference that Saeed Noori is a person known to police and has a history of mental health problems and a history of drug abuse. In the following...

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Other News

april, 2018

28apr10:30 am- 12:30 pmPre-Ramadan Mini Market Ladies Event (Limited Tickets)Ladies Only

28apr7:00 pm- 10:00 pm3rd Annual Fundraising Dinner

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