In 2018 I designed and delivered a series of healthy ageing bird workshops for CALD (Cultural And Linguistically Diverse) communities in partnership with Blacktown City Council, SydWest and SSI.
Conversations ranged from talking about extreme pollution with the Filipinos, the tradition of shooting migratory birds in Malta, through to discussing ‘To kill a Mockingbird’ with the Glendenning Indians.
As a multicultural country Australia prides itself of diversity, but not so much it’s biodiversity. Its unique wildlife is a perfect unifying factor, converting the economic migrants of today into the conservationists of tomorrow.
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
For the last 4 years my employ as a Personal Carer/Support Worker has provided with me the opportunity to make a difference. Taking my client on regular bird walks at Nurragingy Reserve makes for a good day for both of us, improving both our mental and physical health.