Migrants Help the Homeless
On Australia Day at the Palmerston campus the STEPS Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) students made a selection of classic Australian style dishes to gift to a local charity that supports vulnerable people.
As a gesture of kindness, Palmerston STEPS staff and students wanted to be able to ‘give back’ to their community as well as have fun while learning about some of the more typical and well-known Australian dishes.
Platters of lamingtons and vegemite and cheese sandwiches were prepared by the students and donated to Mission Australia, a charity that cares for homeless people in the local Darwin area and assists disadvantaged families and children.
The AMEP teaches English language skills that help to settle migrants successfully in Australia with people with similar backgrounds, experiences and goals.
Students learn about Australian values, cultures and laws, and various topics that will make it easier for work, study and life in Australia.
The Adult Migrant English Program is funded by the Australian Government and provides up to 510 hours of free English language lessons to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants.