Workshops to help Shepparton African community with new skills

By John Lewis

Workshops aimed at strengthening the life skills of Shepparton’s African community will be held in February and March.

Shepparton Congolese community spokesperson Rashidi Sumaili said the Goulburn Valley African Communities Association, in collaboration with Future Voices, Nelson Mandela Learning Centre, Gandhi Experience and other stakeholders would run the sessions.

He said the workshops would be aimed at helping African community members develop life skills for young people and adults dealing with family tensions.

The workshops will be conducted in a culturally appropriate way, and are also aimed at enhancing entrepreneurial skills to build thriving, self-reliant families.

Booking arrangements for participants will be advertised in the next few days.

Interested people can phone Mr Sumaili on 0422347237 or email [email protected] to register.

Bookings should not be made later than 10pm on January27.

Attendees are asked to indicate areas in which improvements are needed.