Migrant and refugee community playgroups are a great way to provide a positive, inclusive and culturally appropriate space to help families settle and transition into their new country. Below is information on the migrant community playgroups and refugee community playgroups we run throughout Australia through our ‘It Takes a Village’ program designed to provide a supportive environment for children & women from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
Save The Children has been helping vulnerable children around the world for over 100 years. Providing immediate emergency relief and programs in over 117 countries, we help millions of children and their families in need. Here is how we help migrant & refugee children and their families through our migrant community playgroups and refugee community playgroups
It Takes a Village Program
Through our ‘It Takes a Village’ program we provide playgroups, life skills classes, and family support to women and children from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
Our migrant community playgroups and refugee community playgroups are for children under 5 years, run weekly and provide an opportunity for positive playtime in a supportive environment. The sessions are run by bilingual early childhood educators who come from or have worked with those from similar backgrounds.
Positive outcomes of our playgroups include:
Improvement in migrant and refugee childrens’ mental health & wellbeing
Helping children to prepare and transition into the Australian school system
Building on parenting skills
An opportunity to develop and strengthen social networks with families from similar backgrounds
A sense of community for migrant and refugee children and families that may otherwise feel isolated
Make A Donation Today To Support Our Community Playgroups
If you would like to support our migrant community playgroups and refugee community playgroups the best way is to donate. You can make a single donation or become a monthly giver, with 79% of your donation going directly towards program expenditure. Your donation will help to make a positive difference to women & children from migrant and refugee backgrounds.