Berala Bibs and Bangles supports newly arrived families with preschool children living in Berala to create bilingual digital resources through a process of creative engagement. The families will work with artists and facilitators and take part in arts and crafts, storytelling, videography and other creative activities while engaging with each other, developing their English literacy and content for the digital resource. The project encourages families to keep speaking their mother languages, fosters an environment of appreciation for the families’ cultural diversity and creative expressions. The bilingual digital resources will be shared with families through the Family Creative Hub’s network, as a resource for bilingual learning for children.
We will be releasing short videos and colouring sheets weekly.
The Facilitators for Term 3, 2019 are: Mariam Sawires : Artist/facilitator Alnie Chanel Biala : Facilitator/videographer Sherbanu Oomatia (ADSi Family Worker) Firduas Soeb Dhunvavwala (ADSi Playgroup Facilitator) Adela Amin (Berala Public School Community support worker) Amy Scully: Arts/Crafts guest facilitator
Hajer Al-awsi: Facilitator
Big thanks to the amazing artists Chanel Biala and Mariam Sawires for creating these videos with the beautiful families of Berala – we enjoyed every playgroup session together; singing, playing, sharing and making with you all.
Thank you to the fantastic team at Auburn Diversity Services Initiative, Sherbanu Oomatia and Firdos as well the ever supportive team at Berala Public, Adela and Jodie.
This project would not have been possible without the generous support of the Scanlon Foundation.