Over one hundred members of Chinese charities and not-for-profit groups came along to the Yum Cha session hosted in Mt Roskill Fickling Centre on 21 November 2019 to find out more about Foundation North and its funding programmes.
The Yum Cha session was coordinated and promoted by a cross-cultural communications agency, Bananaworks, with all communications and promotions in Mandarin.
Jade (Poh-Gaik) Tang-Taylor, Ethnic Diversity Strategy Activator from Foundation North, conceived the idea of the campaign to raise awareness amongst the Chinese community of opportunities to support their aspirations, and bring about more social cohesion, diversity, and social inclusion.
Foundation North trustee Naisi Chen emceed the event in Mandarin and introduced the work of Foundation North. Connie Lee, Ethnic Diversity Advisor gave a presentation about our funding programmes, with supporting guides translated into Mandarin for participants to take away. Representatives from the Chinese New Settlers Services Trust and Harbour Sport’s ActivAsian programme spoke to the packed audience about their organisations and their experiences of successfully applying to the Foundation for support. Yum Cha and networking followed the presentations and gave everyone a chance to connect.
Similar awareness campaigns will run in 2020 to connect with Indian, Filipino and Korean communities as part of the Foundation’s Ethnic Diversity Strategy.
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