MCCSA is excited to announce that our own, Sidique Bah is the winner of the National Men’s Health Equity Award 2021 for his role in establishing and supporting the Multicultural men’s group of SA.
We would like to thank all of the members of the MCCSA’s Multicultural Men’s Group for their hard work and shining the spotlight on men’s health in SA for men from multicultural background. We recognize the huge collective effort that goes into this group.
It is great to know that the work we are doing here in SA has been noticed nationally, MCCSA will continue working with our Multicultural Men’s group and provide them with the necessary support to help raise awareness about men’s health. A big thank you to the Australian Men’s Health Forum for organizing the men’s health awards 2021.
The Multicultural Men’s Group of SA will like to thank all those who joined us to celebrate Refugee Week 2021 on Saturday 26th of June 2021 at Salisbury West Sports Club, Londonderry Avenue, Salisbury Downs.
In line with this year’s Refugee Week’s theme of Unity, the event kicked off with a friendly soccer match between Fouta FC & Horn of Africa FC followed by BBQ and a Q&A on Bior’s Aguer’s recently published book ‘Journal of a Refugee’.
Both teams did very well with Fouta FC clinching this year’s trophy.
Bior Aguer a young spoken word poet talked about his book and read one of his poems to the audience. It was an inspiring and touching performance from Bior, who migrated to Australia aged five.
The Multicultural Men’s Group would like to thank the Hon Zoe Bettison, Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Mayor Gillian Aldridge and Dennis Yengi, Chairperson for the African Communities Council of SA for attending the event.
We also appreciate the support from members of the Multicultural Men’s group to the success of the event. A big thank you to the Salisbury West Sports club for hosting us.
The event was organized to help raise awareness about refugees and celebrate the contributions made by refugees to Australian society.
This year MCCSA celebrated Refugee week through a variety of activities. Our youth group visited Bordertown High School and ran a number of Q&A Sessions with students from years12, 11, 10 and 9 on the meaning of Refugee Week, thank you to all those who hosted us and to the Bordertown Community.
MCCSA would also like to thank all the volunteers in the refugee services sector and frontline responders keeping us safe as we slowly ease back to the new normalcy.
PROFESSOR GARY WITTERT, Director, Freemason Foundation Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing, University of Adelaide
Men’s Health Week Forum 2021
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Multicultural Men’s Group of SA hosted a one hour walk, starting off from Bonython Park to the River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri which runs through the city of Adelaide. The river has long been a place to meet and socialise for the Kaurna people. They called it Karrawirra Parri, meaning “river of the Red Gum forest” referring to the dense eucalyptus forest that used to line the banks prior to European settlement.
This tradition continues today as the turnout was great, the weather was cool and the conversations were stimulating. Adelaide residents and visitors alike were out and about enjoying a range of activities along the banks and on the waters.
The Multicultural Men’s work is a great opportunity for men from diverse background to meet and talk and extend their network.
According to the Multicultural Men’s Walk event coordinator Sidique Bah , there are many benefits to walking. “It is the key to our health and wellbeing as walking improves our fitness, alleviates depression and fatigue, improves our mood and keeps us active, which is good for both our physical and mental health”.
MCCSA’s Men’s group appreciate the turn out and hope to see more men join us for these monthly walks which will be taking place in various parts of Adelaide.
It’s really therapeutic to walk and talk. We look forward to our next walk in May 2021.
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