The Parents Café Fairfield Inc. aims to engage newly arrived parents in the Australian education system through promoting social inclusion, empowerment for parents to become active, more informed partners in their children’s education and to provide opportunities for further training and career pathways.
Parents Cafe is celebrating National Tree Day by planting trees and gardening as part of the Urban Farming project in a collaborative horticulture permaculture and community development project between CityFood2U, Fairfield High School school and the Parents Cafe. The days will include a garden blitz , a special smoking ceremony, a workshop on composting, a delicious lunch and much more. Download load the full program here
IT’S the homegrown initiative that has been adopted among schools across the state and recognised by the United Nations — Parents Cafe.
From a small program to welcome migrant parents, Parents Cafe has grown to a fully incorporated not-for-profit organisation.
Community leaders and Cafe regulars celebrated the official launch of Parents Cafe Inc at Fairfield High School on Thursday April 21.
‘Parent Cafe’ recently featured on ABC News Am show with Michael Brissenden.
“Parents Cafe helping refugees adjust to their new lives in Australia. One program established by former refugees teaches practical skills in an environment that Middle Eastern people are comfortable in……
Listen to the full story here
Sometimes a story takes an unexpected detour. Widyan Fares visited Fairfield High School in Western Sydney to cover a story on the Parent Cafe, a community hub where mums and dads are leading the way in resettling refugees from Iraq’s war-torn regions. Having felt the impacts of war themselves, bomb threats are something these parents understand only too well, as Widyan discovered when an evacuation alert suddenly interrupted her interview for this story. Read the full story featured in The Point Magazine here
The Parents Café Fairfield Inc. develop and run programs that cater to the needs of the refugee and migrant community and in particular the parents of students attending Fairfield High School. Programs focus on improving the settlement process of newly arrived refugee parents by empowering them through a successful settlement journey. The PCFI has programs include a Community Kitchen, a Centre for Sustainable Living, a Social Enterprise Catering Business, a Sewing Group, settlement group that are provided with information sessions, TAFE outreach classes and etc…