For many of our clients, going on a holiday to the coast is something outside of their reach, so to be able to offer this opportunity is truly special. A group of 55 of Canberra’s newest refugees and migrants from 12 families of 6 nationalities went on a weekend holiday Pambula from the 6th to the 8th of April 2018. They travelled via Cooma, Brown Mountain and Merimbula and stayed with host families to explore the beauty of the Sapphire Coast.
They participated in activities organised by the Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire coast including: visiting a native animal sanctuary, beaches, sport, music, dance, and a traditional Aboriginal Welcome to Country complete with a smoking ceremony, musical performance and visit to an ancient site. “This will be an experience that will stay in the hearts of our groups as much as it will be embedded in the hearts of their hosts,” MARSS Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Dewani Bakkum said.