On Friday, 12 May, 2017, 25 men received certificates of attendance at Fairfield for attending seven sessions of the Men’s Health and Traditions program.
The program was facilitated by George Marco and Linda George from the NSW Education Program on FGM.
The program was well-received, with the men enjoying lots of sharing and laughing throughout the sessions.
The program covered important topics that are relevant to new migrants, including NSW Health Services, healthy eating, self-care, as well as child protection laws.
Some of the feedback from the men included:
“Despite us all having degrees and a lot of education, we all benefited and learnt a lot of things we didn’t know before.”
“We learnt a lot at every session and it was good to remind us of important issues in life.”
“The information was valuable, especially around men and women’s health and how to go about solving family problems.”
“All the information that was presented was very beneficial for the whole community. This should be presented on the television and radio.”
“I learnt a lot of information that I did not know about our health and the effects of some traditions.”
Thanks to Murshid Amer from CORE Community Services in Fairfield for providing the opportunity to facilitate the program with his group.