Friday October 3, 2014
Victor Dominello, NSW Minister for Citizenship & Communities and Tanya Davies, State MP for Mulgoa, visited Mamre House this week to present their CEO, John Manouk, with a grant for $10,000.
Mamre House is a non-profit project of the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta, founded by Sr Mary Louise Petro in 1986 with a vision to be ‘A place of promise where individuals are enabled to realize their potential and contribute to the community’.
The grant goes to Mamre House’s ‘Walking Alongside You’ program. This program involves workshops for Sudanese and other refugee women to improve their language and employability skills, to improve inter-generational relationships specifically within the Southern Sudanese community, and to provide homework support for Sudanese men and boys to enhance their literacy and numeracy.
The Community Relations Commission provided $10,000 under its Inclusion Grants Scheme to assist Mamre House in its Walking Alongside You Project.
“I was delighted to be able to accompany my good friend and colleague Tanya Davies MP to Mamre House in St Mary’s to announce $10,000 in funding to go towards their “Walking Alongside You’ Program” said Minister Dominello.
“Organisation such as Mamre House provide such a valuable service to our local communities – in this case the South Sudanese Community. It was a pleasure to be able to provide assistance to the essential grassroots work that they do” said Minister Dominello.
“Projects like the ‘Walking Alongside You’ program are so vital to assisting emerging communities & fostering social inclusion and community harmony. I want to pay special tribute to Sister Mary Louise for her tireless effort in giving to the local community”. said Minister Dominello.
“We trust that this $10,000 grant will provide the necessary financial support for Mamre House to continue its good works programs, supporting people in need and at risk in our local community” said Tanya Davies.