On Sat 07 Nov 2015, our organisation has held its first community breakfast in Wollongong at the Community Hub Function Center.
The breakfast was attended by around 150 ladies from various backgrounds. A group of ladies also travelled from Sydney to Wollongong for the day. At this friendly gathering, spirits were high and hospitality by the Wollongong ladies team was outstanding with ample dishes prepared for guests.
The breakfast was followed by an information session about the mission and activities of our organisation for the guests. After the opening speech was made by the local project coordinator Mrs Fatma Ismail, a detailed powerpoint presentation was shared with the public. Presenters Mrs Gulten Akbar and Mrs Rania Chemaissem have done a fantastic job and were closely followed by the guests.
We were humbled and overwhelmed by the support and interest shown by those who attended the breakfast. Feedback from the public was great and many expressed their support and appreciation of our services for the less unfortunate around the globe.
We would like to thank those who attended the breakfast and made it a success. Special thanks goes to our volunteers who worked tirelessly on the day. We look forward to developing charitable projects in the Wollongong area and it was great to see that the community interest is growing there.
It is great to see that our charitable activities are spreading to other cities across Australia. Wollongong is showing strong initiative in this regard.
Held on 24 August 2015, our project coordinator Mrs Fatma Ismail was the host to our first ladies breakfast in Wollongong.
Attended by fourteen ladies from diverse backgrounds, the friendly breakfast was followed by an information session about our local and international activities. At the end of the day, a number of ladies signed up as new volunteers to our Wollongong operations.
On a subsequent occasion, Mrs Ismail met with Mrs Julie Gunasakara; Managing Director of the Wollongong Homeless Hub on 25 August 2015. The meeting was beneficial and a number of alternative ways were discussed in which the ARO can assist the homeless in the local community.
While we thank those who show genuine interest to our activities, we hope that such attempts will pave the way to develop new charitable projects in the Wollongong area.
The Australian Relief Organisation held its first community dinner in Wollongong on Sunday, 12 July 2015.
More than 70 community members attended to the friendly iftar dinner held at Samara’s Restaurant at Woonona NSW, 2516.
MC Mehmet Aslan, Principal of Amity College Illawarra, has made the opening speech and President Ahmet Aydogan welcomed the guests. CEO Cihan Tumen has gone through a number of slides, and explained the mission of the organisation while discussing the past and the future charitable projects.
The night ended with positive remarks from the community and group photos to mark the event.
On Wednesday, 25 March 2015, we held info session at Amity College Illawarra – Wollongong.