In partnership with the Victorian Multicultural Commission and the Australian Multicultural Foundation, innovative education provider and philanthropic entity, Ducere, last night celebrated the significant contribution African Australians have made to Australian society.
The Celebration of African Australian Awards, marked the third annual event, which aims to celebrate, appreciate and showcase the collective growth and prosperity iconic African Australians have made.
As a way of continuing this growth and prosperity within Australia, Ducere proudly awarded one of their sought after scholarships for a Diploma of Management, in partnership with Holmesglen TAFE, to a worthy African Australia award winner.
The deserving winner, Jama Farah from Ethiopia, was presented the $10,000 scholarship which will provide a solid educational foundation for extended career pathways as well as enable Jama to gain a greater understanding and expertise in areas such as leadership and management.
Jama is just one of the Australian African community leaders, who represents a vibrant group of individuals that have made significant contributions in areas of community development, strengthening education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities in Australia, in addition to supporting migration communities to seek meaningful employment within Australia.
Ducere has long held strong ties within the African Australian community, striving to inspire and support by providing resources for educational and career growth.
The celebration of African Australian ties is inline with Ducere’s global partnerships, which are part of Ducere’s philanthropic arm, The Ducere Foundation. The Foundation recently launched two Peace Centres in conjunction with Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation (SKMF) and with funding from the Australian High Commission, Pretoria, to empower African youth.
Ducere’s philanthropic and education efforts signal the positive influence that can occur when nations appreciate the value in understanding each other’s cultural heritage.