Empowering Communities Project
SEVA Empowering Communities Project was aimed at producing a collaborative resource for community development, utilising the strengths and assets within the target communities. It explores ways to mobilize the resources that are already present within the community and then working with external partners to complement and fill any gaps. The focus is on empowerment – by providing people with resources, opportunities, knowledge and skills to increase their capacity. It is about building leadership, developing and nurturing local champions and role models. Broadly, the objective of the project is to address the issue of social exclusion particularly of recent migrants and refugees through community capacity building. This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services through the Diversity and Social Cohesion Program.