Geoff McPherson Scholarships Ceremony – June 2019

Louise Aubin UNHCR

18th June 2019 To assist with marking United Nations World Refugee Week 2019, on Tuesday 18 June 2019 CRS will award 45 scholarships to Canberra region students with a refugee/asylum-seeker background. The awardees are aged from 6 to adult, and are currently undergoing primary, secondary, or post-secondary education in the Canberra region. The scholarships are named after Mr Geoff McPherson …

Scholarships Ceremony – Tuesday 18 June 2019

CRS Scholarship 2018

To assist with marking United Nations World Refugee Week 2019, on Tuesday 18 June 2019 CRS will award 45 scholarships to Canberra region students with a refugee/asylum-seeker background. The awardees are aged from 6 to adult, and are currently undergoing primary, secondary, or post-secondary education in the Canberra region. The scholarships are named after Mr Geoff McPherson AM, founding President …

CRS Response to Christchurch

Canberra Refugee Support expresses its sympathy and support for the victims of the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand Canberra Refugee Support joins in the heartfelt expression of solidarity with our Muslim communities from people across Australia, New Zealand and the world. CRS expresses its commitment to continue to welcome refugees and asylum seekers and to stand against …

Local soccer club welcomes refugees and holds a minutes’ silence

Local soccer team welcomes refugees

CRS member Oliver Caruana-Brown and his team Canberra City SC, along with Weston Molonglo FC, stood together to welcome Hakeem al-Araibi and support refugees, as well as hold a minutes’ silence for the lives lost in Christchurch, before their FFA Cup clash over the weekend. Talking to the Canberra Times, Oliver said “al-Araibi’s story transcends one man – it is …