To help celebrate NAIDOC Week, staff from Australian Mutual Bank volunteered at a NAIDOC Week event held at the Barnardos Auburn Learning Centre on the 6th July.
The Barnardos Auburn Learning Centre provides a range of services and programs to help support children and their families when it is needed the most. On the day, children from the Barnardos Yurungai Learning Centre (an educational centre that supports Aboriginal children) were also invited to come along and join in the festivities as part of the NAIDOC celebrations.
This NAIDOC Week event helped to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture by offering opportunities for the children to try arts and crafts, story time, sand art, face painting, weaving, and more. These activities helped to recognise the significance of First Nations culture and its history, whilst also bringing much joy and happiness to the children supported by Barnardos.
At the event, our staff helped with an array of tasks including helping with lunch duties, and assisting the children with the range of fun activities on offer.
Australian Mutual Bank would like to congratulate Barnardos for hosting a successful NAIDOC Week event and thank them for providing our staff with wonderful volunteer opportunities that align with our commitment to social responsibility.
What is NAIDOC Week?
National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week is held annually in early July. National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, the NAIDOC Week theme was For Our Elders, recognising the contribution that Elders have played, drawing strength from their knowledge and wisdom.
To learn more about NAIDOC Week visit www.naidoc.org.au