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Harmony Day and National Close the Gap Day

March 21st marks Harmony Day and National Closing the Gap Day. The team at Barnardos Homebush NSW marked the joint occasion with a morning tea and by taking time to reflect on the strengths of our clients, families, communities and staff.

Of the attendees, more than 45% of the group had been born overseas, with over 80% having parents born overseas.  Staff shared stories of strength and resilience and connection to culture, language, kin and country as shown by children, families, communities, carers, clients, and staff working in Barnardos.

Using the Commitments Cards with artwork from Jack, 12, of the Kinship Program, staff made individual and professional pledges to work towards actions to reduce “the gap” and to address the barriers faced by Aboriginal and cultural and racially marginalised populations, for a more equal Australia.

Harmony Day and National Close the Gap Day

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