When the COVID-19 crisis hit us hard as the migrant community was systematically left out of Government relief packages, we quickly realized our community was having to skip meals and we decided to go after partnerships with other grass-roots organizations to deliver the support our community needed.
Start and End date: 01.05.2020 - 09.10.2020
1) To ensure our community were having access to hamper boxes and meals and being able to eat 3 meals every day;
2) To create and maintain effective partnerships with existing grass-roots organizations;
3) To provide effective job search information via webinars
4) To keep the spirits up and build sense of belonging during these difficult times;
Allocation of resources: In our case, the resources was our volunteer's time. We would have to manage correctly, create rosters weekly, to insure everything was being done and that everyone was receiving the necessary support.
By the end of the project we managed to:
1) Involve 30 volunteers
2) Create and maintain the relationship with 2 amazing grass-roots organizations
3) Provide some type of support to 539 members of the community
4) Deliver a total of 670 hamper boxes and 2350 meals to members of the community
5) Delivered 8 job searching webinars
If you want to help us with that and be with us in the next trip to the mountains, become a BrazilianAid volunteer right now.
" A survey with more than 1200 Brazilian students in Australia shows the devastating impact of the coronavirus on international students’ lives, with 60% losing their jobs, 23% without money to pay their rent and 30% skipping meals to save money.