Scholarships Ceremony June 2018

45 refugees and asylum-seekers now living in Canberra have been given an education head start thanks to the generosity of the local community. Scholarships awarded during United Nations World Refugee Week by Canberra Refugee Support Inc will help primary, secondary and higher education students with the costs of their education. The scholarships provide funding assistance for compulsory fees, computers, books, …

Geoff McPherson CRS Scholarships Awards Ceremony, 19 June

The big event in June was the Awards Ceremony for the 2018 Geoff McPherson CRS Scholarships. Forty-five scholarships were awarded this year to Canberra region students with a refugee background to mark United Nations World Refugee Week 2018. The purpose of the scholarships is to recognise meritorious performance and to encourage and support outstanding refugee students. Each scholarship is accompanied by a cash grant and an award certificate to …

CRS now has a Facebook page

The link is: https://www.facebook.com/canberrarefugeesupport/ Members who are already on Facebook may wish to share the link via their personal Facebook page. The CRS Facebook page will be another platform to help members keep up to date with CRS events, community events, and relevant news.

Jam for Refugees – 10 hour concert in Canberra – 1 June 2018

Jam for Refugees is a ten hour concert showcasing a series of 30-minute acts by some of Canberra’s finest musicians to raise both money and awareness to assist refugees. After the successful event last year, this one will be even better. Sausage sizzle & afternoon tea available. – Entry by Donation. FRIDAY 1 JUNE, 10.30 am to 8.30 pm, All Saints’ …

Geoff McPherson CRS Scholarships 2018

We are pleased to advise that CRS expects to reach its target of raising more than $30,000 for its scholarships program this year! This will be a wonderful outcome, and we acknowledge with thanks the terrific generosity of our members, their families and friends, and many other members of the public. The CRS Scholarships Team will now be focussed on …

CRS recognised in the ACT Honour Walk

Chief Minister Andrew Barr will host an event this month to mark the inclusion of CRS on a plaque in the ACT Honour Walk in Ainslie Place in Civic. The ACT Honour Walk recognises individuals and organisations who have shaped the City of Canberra. CRS is being included in recognition of its contribution to providing the best possible start for refugees and …

Poetry Evening for Refugees

The evening involved poetry readings from invited poets who have written refugee poetry, and from refugees and asylum seekers who were invited to come along to read poetry in their own language on the night. The event was held at Smiths Alternative Cafe in Civic, who were extremely generous in donating 100% of the door entry to CRS.