Afri-Aus Care

Who are we?
To address the disadvantage and disengagement of our youth we need to provide them with purpose and meaningful outcomes. It’s amazing to receive a grant like this from the Paul Ramsay Foundation, it enables our organisation to provide support to community members with the highest needs. We look forward to continuing to provide support to South Sudanese youth who are in contact with the justice system at the corrections facilities, at the courts, and in the community.
Selba-Gondoza Luka, CEO/Founder
Afri-Aus Care
Afri-Aus Care is a not-for-profit community service organisation that works to address mental health taboos within African and other Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities. The organisation works to empower new and emerging communities, provides support services and programs to Victoria’s diverse multicultural and faith communities, particularly those from African backgrounds.
What are we doing?

The UBUNTU Youth Empowerment Program

The UBUNTU Youth Empowerment Program is a culturally appropriate crime prevention program. The Project provides South Sudanese youth with pre and post release support to enable them to achieve good mental health, reconnect with community and culture. This community led program consist of counselling, mentoring, AOD education, employment supports, mental health education, assessments, and referrals. The project serves as an intervention to address the complex factors contributing to justice involvement of South Sudanese youth aged 14-25. Participants are able to take part in range of engaging activities designed to promote emotional and social wellbeing, facilitate positive social interactions, and connection to community.

What are the impact areas we aim to work within?
Impact Area
Justice & safety
Other Areas
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