OUR SERVICES

 

Health Care Services

 

Healthcare services offered by our organization are directed at achieving better health outcomes for vulnerable members of the African refugee community who have a diagnosed or un-diagnosed mental illness.  

We provide direct assessment and referral in cases where a member of the community presents with overt symptoms of mental illness and where other issues such as unemployment, poverty, homelessness, substance use and domestic violence may be an underlying cause in a mental health problem.  

Domestic Services
 
Available for free to new migrants wanting to assimilate themselves quickly to Australian Culture

 

  • Literacy classes

  • Numeracy classes

  • Resume help – with resume templates

  • Cover letter help

  • VCE tutoring

  • Tutoring help

  • Study sessions coaching

    • Aussie slang

    • Communication in the workplace lessons

    • Write basic workplace information

    • Australian way of life

    • History and culture of Australia

Volunteer Services
 
  1. Creating a supportive community for people of African/CALD Heritage.

  2. Providing support visits to individuals of African/CALD heritage in Victorian prisons.

  3. Providing advice for people of African/CALD heritage on various issues affecting their community.

  4. Providing support services for released prisoners to integrate with community and gain employment.

  5. Providing support services for families of prisoners.

  6. Conducting focus group discussions within disadvantaged families on various issues regarding health, offending behavior, alcohol, drugs, cultural issues, employment and other issues affecting the community.

  7. Working with researchers and other institutions on topics related to people of African heritage.

  8. Providing support services for students with mental health, alcohol and or drug dependence problems.

  9. Advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged individuals in regards to their right to service provision and citizenship.

  10. Providing a networking platform for lonely individuals and families.

Free Community Website Development

If you are a community organisation or not-for-profit organisation working for the community, Carers of Africa Inc. is offering website development including content update for free. For more information contact the IT specialist on 03 9706 9887.

Community Correction Order Support

  • We enable people on community corrections orders to have an opportunity to serve their community hours  in a cultural specific environment at our Op Shop.

  • We look for legal supportive services (pro bono services) for the disadvantaged community.

  • We provide supportive services in court and tribunal hearings.

Other Services

  • Shipping second hand medical equipment, mobility aids and medical supplies to African rural health clinics.

  • Shipping 40 foot container of medical equipment, 170 wheelchairs for kids and other medical supplies to Zambia (Working in partnership with Wheelchairs For Kids and Appropriate Paper Technology)

  • Planned Medical Center in Zambia

Disability support and services

  • We are now certified by National Disability Insurance Agency under NDIS scheme to provide various services Read more..

OUR PROJECTS

 

Sleep Well Project

Transform all those unwanted plastic bags into something useful! In the Sleep Well Project, we crotchet plastic bags, cut into strips, into mats and pillows for the homeless that are durable, weather resistant, and extremely mobile. 

Days for Girls Project

Many women and girls in Africa miss multiple days of education, work, and many other things per month due to their menstrual cycle. In the Days for Girls project, we put together washable sanitary packs that last up to three years! Let's help to give them those days they miss back.

Wheelchairs for Kids

Mobility is severely limited for people living with disabilities people in Africa. In the Wheelchairs for Kids project, we take wheelchairs constructed by helpful aiders all the way to Africa, so that people who are immobile can finally move about on their own!

 

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3 Ways to donate

 
1. Donate by choosing one of our funding programs.

Once off donation - Monthly - Quarterly - Yearly pledges. Little change - BIG possibilities.

 

Direct Remit To: 

BSB: 033-044

A/C# 526048

A/c name: carers of Africa inc.

All transactions are processed in Australian Dollar [AUD or A$]

Carers of Africa will never ever share any personal details if any to a third party.

2. Donation of quality goods - new and used.

Although we accept most things; it is imperative to email us first with item descriptions and condition beforehand so we can assess and accomodate. Illegal dumping is prohibited.

3. Help us Raise Funds to ship wheelchairs to Kids in Zambia
 
 
Meet The Team

Charity M. Kakula

Program Manager

Bright B Chinganya

Founder/Chairman

Willy Ntumbe

Treasurer/Secretary

Shillar Sibanda

Board Member

Amon Mweemba

Board Member

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