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Gortankaku Interim Executive Committee Briefing

Posted by [email protected] on May 18, 2017 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)
GORTANKAKU COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OF WA Inc P O BOX 116 MIRRABOOKA WA 6941 Email: [email protected] Motto: ko haldi fotti nawri yeeso. 18/05/2017 Ref/G0001 Dear Member Interim Executive Committee Briefing On behalf of the Chairman and Interim executives, I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the entire community for endorsing the interim committee to run the affairs of our Association, at the last general meeting held on the 23/04/2017 at Alexander Heights Community Centre. Following our assumption of duty, we have met with the outgoing executives for briefing and hand over protocols. I would like to thank the outgoing Chairman Mr Djoulde Balde and the team for their support and assistance. We are currently examining documents handed to us and will provide a detailed report in our next general meeting, to be held soon. Meanwhile we have decided in our first executive meeting held on the 14/05/2017 to prioritise arrangements regarding the forthcoming Ramadan month. Our social affairs team are working very hard towards a successful Iftaar and Eid celebrations, and will inform members once arrangements are finalised. After the Ramadan month a general meeting will be organised so that we could inform the community on the situation of the association and to discuss a strategic plan on how we intend to move the association forward. As you are all aware, this is a very difficult period in the history of our community organisation and we would implore your support, assistance and understanding in order to fix the ongoing issues, collectively once and for all. Insha Allah. Below are names and contact numbers of the interim executives: Chairman: Mr Hamidou Diallo 0428983628 Vice Chairman: Mr Wurie Jalloh 0423470446 Secretary: Mr Abdul Bah 0400831914 Assistance Secretary: Mr Mukhtarr Jalloh 0488064657 Social Affairs Secretary: Mr Chernor Bah 0433472657 Assistance Social Affairs: Mr Umar Bah 0430782494 Treasurer: Mr Alpha Bah 0418502338 Assistance Treasurer: Mr Abdulai Barrie 0434633993 PRO/ Social Coordinator: Mr Thierno Bah (Gosnells) 0450192940 Elders counsel/Adviser: Alhaji Yassin Barrie 0432383182 Elders counsel/ Adviser: Mr Dumbuya 0415760907 Please contact the social affairs team (Mr Chernor Bah / Mr Umar Bah) for any social matters and contact the Chairman or any other member of the committee for all other matters. We are looking forward to working with you over the next few months, and counting on your ongoing support. Regards Gortankaku Secretariat.

Youth Volunteer Training / Community Leadership �?? 6 month program

Posted by [email protected] on April 28, 2017 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Every year thousands of families across the world are separated by conflict and disaster. The

RFL/International Tracing Service in Australia is part of the International Red Cross and Red

Crescent global tracing network, which aims to re-establish contact between separated family

members and clarify the fate of the missing.

We are looking for 4 youth volunteers to participate in a 6-month training / community

leadership program with the Red Cross RFL/International Tracing Service.

In your volunteer role, you will have the opportunity to:

 Develop skills and experience utilising our global Family Links Answers (FLA) database

developed and supported by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva.

 Assist the WA team with local searches to reunite family members separated due to war,

conflict and disaster.

 Conduct research and prepare casework support materials to assist with searches


 Provide humanitarian support and referral assistance to clients and/or members of the

community via our Migration Hub.

 Option to develop public speaking/presentation skills via country briefings for Red Cross

staff and volunteers, and target community groups.

Expressions of Interest (EoI) can be sent to the WA Team Leader for RFL/International Tracing,

Melissa Di Dio [email protected] or call 92258886 to discuss. Closing date for EoI is Friday

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Report from last two years of consultations -- thank you

Posted by [email protected] on March 30, 2017 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear all,

Thank you for participating in our annual consultations in 2015 and 2016. Apologies for the delay, but we have now published a report summarising those two years of consultations, our first ever State of the Nation report attached in this link : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0MBFPzHergDQUFHNGpUekVWcmVfNVUyZDI2VFRkb3paTm40/view?usp=sharing   We had hoped to also be in a position to send our submission to the Department’s consultations on the Refugee and Humanitarian Program, but this has been delayed because the Department has not yet published its Discussion Paper and has moved the consultation period to the next two months. Submissions will be open to those interested and we encourage everyone to make a submission. We will share our submission as soon as possible after the release of the Discussion Paper.

Thanks once again to everyone who comes – it is a privilege and an honour to talk to you and learn from you.

Kind regards

Joyce Chia.

Dr Joyce Chia

Senior Policy Officer

Refugee Council of Australia

Level 6, 20 Otter Street Collingwood Vic 3000, Australia

Phone: +61 (03) 9600 3302 Mobile: 0451051346 Fax: (02) 9211 9288

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.refugeecouncil.org.au

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Traditional Wedding

Posted by [email protected] on March 27, 2017 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Couple: Modi Alpha Bah and Ramatoulai Bah

Date: Saturday 8 of April 2017

VenueAddress: 57 Larimar Parade, Byford.

Dear memebers,

The above couple are delighted to invite you to therir traditional wedding.

Please join them in this date to celebrate the beautiful  West African Traditional weeding.

Please don't leave your family behind.

Thank you


It's a Boy

Posted by [email protected] on September 2, 2016 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)


We are delited to inform you that, the Almighty Allah has blessed Lamarana (bapaen) and Binta jalloh with a bouncing baby boy.

The mother and the baby are im good  health.

They are currently recuperating at, Osboune park Hospiatal, Block B, Room 13.


Please note visiting  hours are between 3pm-8pm.

for more info  you can reach lamarana on 0439693893

the $10 contributions officially kicks in, so please give yours to  Alhadji Umar, Alusine or any body you know that reach us.

can you please inform any other community memeber after reading this message

Thank you

Gortankaku Social affairs


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