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Position Vacant - SENIOR PRACTITIONER – YOUTH SERVICES
YWCA of Adelaide stands in solidarity with the people of the Philippines. In the aftermath of the devastating typhoon that ravaged the islands, killing and injuring thousands of people and leaving millions of people displaced and homeless in need of shelter, food, water and security, the YWCA of Adelaide mirrors the World YWCA support for the call for an emergency response and international aid.
Our thoughts are with our YWCA sisters in the Philippines. Here is a message from the YWCA of Philippines on the World YWCA website. This message includes donation details if you would like to make a donation to the YWCA Philippines.
Member Applications Open for World Council 2015
The World YWCA Council is the governing body of the World YWCA. Every four years this Council brings together representatives from each affiliated Member Association to elect the members of the World YWCA Board, set the priorities for the coming years’ work and determine policy through resolutions and recommendations. The meeting also provides practical training, education on the global movement’s priority issues, and a remarkable opportunity to network and share best practices from every region of the world. In conjunction with the World Council, the World YWCA organises a global conference on the cutting-edge issues in the lives of women.
YWCA of Adelaide Members are invited to nominate as World Council voting delegates for YWCA Australia. The World Council will be held in Bangkok from 12-16 October 2015. There are 6 available positions for the Australian delegation. The World Council Constitution states "a full member association is entitled to have six voting delegates at a World Council meeting, at least 2 (30%) of whom shall be aged thirty or under at the time of the Council meeting”. YWCA Australia has also resolved that at least one member of the Australian delegation should be from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background. Nominations close 24 February 2014. More information on the World Council and Expression of Interest forms are contained on YWCA Australia’s website http://www.ywca.org.au/news/want-lead-change-your-community
School Programs 2014
YWCA of Adelaide is encouraging schools to book now for Youth Development Programs in 2014. Do your students have the following?
- Mentors to encourage physical activity, balanced eating choices and the development of a positive self image.
- The tools to reach their potential achieved through an underlying core objective of developing citizenship.
- The tools and support to develop, promote and perpetuate equal, safe and respectful relationships.
If the answer is no, YWCA of Adelaide has programs that will do just that. We have a generous offer for the first three schools to book either a Go Girls!, Game On!, or Every Girl program - one free Respect Communicate Choose program. Please see this flyer for further details http://www.ywca.com.au/articles/downloads/1219.pdf and contact Jemma Taylor on 8203 9400 with any questions.
Girls Only Filmmaking Bootcamp
YWCA of Adelaide, in partnership with the Media Resource Centre and support from the City of Tea Tree Gully is delivering a special Girls Only Filmmakers Bootcamp is the January school holidays. The intensive, exciting and hands-on introduction to filmmaking is run over five days and is available for people who are:
- Aged 12 – 17
- Live, study or work in the City of Tea Tree Gully
- Interested in film!
See this flyer http://www.ywca.com.au/articles/downloads/1220.pdf for further details and to access the application form. Expressions of interest are due by 10 January 2014.
YWCA of Adelaide's Big Brothers Big Sisters is turning 10
In 2013 we are celebrating 10 years of YWCA of Adelaide delivering Big Brothers Big Sisters. You can 'Cheers' this milestone by purchasing some high quality fundraising wine, while at the same time helping to raise funds to support this program. Goodwill Wine is supporting our work.
To view the wines available, go to www.goodwillwine.com.au, and select Big Brothers Big Sisters as your charity of choice before making your order. 50% of the profit will go towards this fantastic program, providing disadvantaged young people in our community with positive role models. Thanks for your support.
YWCA of Adelaide’s purpose is to build stronger communities through the leadership of women and girls. We do this by supporting them during every step of their leadership journey. The organisation has been working with and for young women in Adelaide since 1880 and is recognised as the leading voice for young women in SA. We deliver programs which focus on early intervention and primary prevention in areas such as young women's leadership, training and employment, mentoring and respectful relationships. To do so we partner with schools, government and industry.
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