There’s no need to be alone

Courtesy of Canterbury-Bankstown Express - 29/6/2004

There’s no need to be alone


express_29062004_largeMEET THE NEIGHBOURS: (from left) Ahmad Sultan, Mariam Bebbity and Mohamed Amer. Photo: NICK BLOUKOS


THE alienation often felt by Arabic speakers in Department of Housing blocks is being tackled by the Riverwood Tenant Resource Centre.

The Community Participation Leadership Course for Arabic Tenants was run over three days this month for Arabic-speaking tenants to learn

about community services and to meet each other.

On Wednesday at Canterbury Council Chambers, 20 course graduates from Campsie, Belmore, Lakemba, Greenacre and Enfield were awarded certificates for completing the course.

Campsie Police spoke to them about community safety, and participants

visited Burwood Housing Department Office to learn how to solve maintenance problems.

“The course was run to encourage Arabic-speaking people to participate in the wider community and provide an opportunity to meet others and not be alone and isolated,” Canterbury councillor Karl Saleh said.