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[Update] “Clean up the world Day” operation

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The 2015 “Clean up the world day” on 19th September became our best clean up day of many years activity because of the Monash Youth Group involvement and then asking general public about the reasons for this increasing “Rubbish” in our neighbourhoods, parklands, beaches and other public places in spite of more education, advertising and publicity. Thanks to Bill Kendall and everyone else for helping and supporting this Clean up activity 2015.
Twelve of us met outside CLAYTON RAILWAY STATION on Carinish Road. After brief discussion on “Health and Safety” issues started our work around 10.15am and then stayed in the neighbourhood till 2.00pm. We collected twelve bags of general and recyclable rubbish along with few big items which we piled up in front of RSL club car park.

The most common answers came back to us from general public were;
1. Don’t feel belong to and don’t care
2. People are too lazy
3. Think this is normal way of disposing our rubbish when we don’t see a bin close by

This forced us to think and believe, that there is some thing drastically wrong in our system due to which we are in this kind of situation.
We thought that the education has to start from HOME and also at very early childhood stage.
Our leaders has to come more often in public and give the message of “BELONG TO AUSTRALIA”. They only don’t have to high light and tell people about their RIGHTS but have to show them what their “RESPONSIBILITIES” are in the community as a citizen of this country too.

At the end the day’s activity group decided to do more “Clean up Operations” and try to get the message across in the wider community that this is OUR COUNTRY and we have to look after it, maintain it for the sake of our “FUTURE GENERATIONS”.
We should aim to hand over this country to our coming generations in a better shape and condition than we inherited it.

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[Event] Multicultural Children’s Festival 03/10/2015

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It is what difference we have made to the lives of others, that will determine the significance of the life we lead.       Nelson Mendela

Please come, join and support us in our inaugural “Multicultural Children festival” on Saturday 3rd October at Harmony Square Dandenong. Our purpose and objective of this event is to create Harmony and spread goodness in the community. Some learned person said once;

Respect and treat others as you wish to be treated by them.
Children Festival is a free for all FAMILY event. We plan to display the youth talent, vibrant colors of globe and infectious sounds of migrants, refugee and emerging Indigenous communities. We will also showcase art, cultural dances and samples of real authentic and tempting food from different corners of the world.

All the money raised from this event will be used for Melbourne children hospital projects and AWWF women education and empowerment programmes in our local community. We are confident that your support, presence and partnership in this project will assist us to carry our message long way in the community with some positive long term effect for our future generations.


Come and join us again with more of your friends and family members as we shift our focus to raising funds for new Monash Children’s Hospital building planned for opening in 2017. For more information on our other community, events please visit:  http://www.friendsofthechildren.org.au/

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[FOTCF] Update 10/09/2015

FOTCF 3rd OCT journey