Children’s Week Family Fun Day – Learning Through Food and Story-Telling

21 October 2018 @ 11:00 Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre Mirrabooka, 6061

This event will provide the opportunity for families and young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to learn about the history and culture of the Aboriginal community whilst also learning about healthy eating options. The Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre (MMRC) Youth Program engages young people who have been in Australia for less than five years and have been granted a humanitarian or family visa. It is expected that by providing opportunities for newly arrived individuals and their families to engage with and learn about the Aboriginal community, they will have a more holistic understanding of Australian history and culture. This knowledge and understanding may play a critical factor in influencing their feelings of belonging and community moving forward. Furthermore, these interactions may assist in overcoming any perceived barriers for interaction and understanding that may exist between people from migrant and refugee backgrounds and Aboriginal communities. This event will involve an Aboriginal owned business providing informal workshops about traditional Aboriginal diets and the health benefits of various ingredients. A story-telling segment will also be included in the day where the participants will discover the Aboriginal connection to country. Those in attendance will also be encouraged to share knowledge about healthy ingredients and foods consumed from their country of origin. Children and young people will learn through touch, taste and play as they will have the opportunity to make and taste foods made from traditional Aboriginal ingredients and ask questions about the Aboriginal culture.