We currently work with the Australian Asian Association in providing Age Care for the frail aged within the Burmese, Filipino, Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan communities, as part of the “Community Aged Care Package (CACP), the “Wellness Approach to Care in the Home” (WATCH) and the “Home and Community Care” (HACC) programmes.
We were granted a Charitable Collection Licence - 21159 by Consumer Protection, Department of Commerce, Western Australia on 16th March 2011.
Our Aim is to provide Charitable Support and Funds for needy Orphanages in Burma, with the objectives of meeting their Basic Essential Needs, and supporting them to grow and develop as Self-Sustaining groups.
The focus is to be on providing Basic items or services of a durable nature that provide ongoing value and service to the community. It is the intention of this Charity Program that assistance and support will be provided to the Orphanages to enable them to move and develop towards a self-sustaining environment to meet their Basic Needs.
In May 2005 we expanded Community Services & Welfare in terms of advocacy, education, information and referral services to individuals of the Burmese community. The services include – case work support, housing, Centrelink, financial counselling, Department of Immigration and Citizenship matters.
This service is provided by a semi-retired Community Advocate who has 19 years experience working in the Community Service sector.
English language classes for refugees
This has been suspended until further notice, however please watch this space for resumption of these classes in the future.
The Burmese language program is provided by our Association to entertain and inform our community with local and Burma news and music. The program was first broadcast on 6NR on 31st October 1982. It can now be heard on 6EBA 95.3FM from 3.30pm to 4.30pm (Australian Western Standard Time) on Sundays.The radio program also streams live over the Internet so youcan listen to it by clicking on this link each Sunday afternoon at 3.30pm (0730GMT if you are overseas).
As our early migrants are ageing we are providing monthly forums for them to meet and discuss matters affecting them in the areas of social contact and health matters. See pictures of our seniors at monthly morning tea and lunches on our Photo Gallery page.
Once a year we organise seniors luncheons during the “Seniors Stay On Your Feet Week” in late October. Other varied outings including extended country trips are also organised for our respected seniors. Visit our Seniors page for further information.