SIFE – Minimbah Birth Certificate Project

Posted: December 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

SVM had the great pleasure of contributing to a great youth lead community project.

97 people will receive a Birth certificate – 35 of these are now registered with the NSW Birth registry for the first time!

Here’s how Nicole Fogerty, UNE SIFE President, reflects on the event she and her colleagues initiated, planned and co-ordinated.

“……The event ran smoothly with the help of so many willing hands, the day’s events also sparked much discussion around the issues as to why we were having to hold such event in the first place and drew out great enthusiasm for more action in this area of inequality particularly on the advocating and legislative change front. The need to take this further into the community was reinforced for us when we had to turn away adults not associated with Minimbah, who had come along hoping to apply for a birth certificate for themselves…..”

SVM made three short video pieces with the kids from Minimbah & filmed the day with mentee filmmaker Brianna McNeillage Greene.

Congratulation folks, great work.

Here they are with partners, Minimbah School, State Member Richard Torbay and the team from Births Deaths & Marriages

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