Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) Program
PO Box 21057, Little Lonsdale St
Ansprechpartner: Nik Tan, Cara Morrissy
- Gemeinschaft, Gemeindeprojekt
- Antirassismus, Integrationspolitik
The SAIL (Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning) Program is a volunteer-run, non-profit, secular organization which provides a variety of free services to Melbourne's Sudanese community. The bulk of the activities operated by the SAIL Program run every Saturday morning, mid February until late December. SAIL offers tutoring to approximately 450 members of the Sudanese community and has a volunteer staff of about 300 people including over 270 tutors. There are six mini-programs which fit under the SAIL Program banner. Each mini-program has its own resources and volunteer staff.
SAIL which provides free English as a Second Language tutoring for Sudanese children, and teenagers that runs on Saturday morning at all campuses.
SAIL Senior, a similar program run for the Sudanese adults, also runs on Saturday morning at all campuses. SAIL Senior is for the adult members of the Sudanese community.
SAIL Junior, provides the under 6 year olds with the opportunity to learn socialisation skills in an English speaking environment. SAIL Junior also provides the SAIL Senior participants with some quiet time to concentrate on learning English.
SAIL Xtend provides extra-curricular short courses for school-aged SAIL participants on a rotating basis on Saturday afternoons at the Braybrook and Footscray campuses only.
Home Help engages settled women to help settling single Sudanese mothers in the home. Home Help offers weekday home visits for 3 hours to approximately five SAIL fmailies. All volunteers must be female and must undergo a trial period at a SAIL campus first.
Every Saturday all SAIL participants are provided with a free, fresh and healthy lunch and a pick-up and drop-off service.
Community and Tutor Talks occur every five weeks. A range of professionals speak at tutor in-services and skill-renewal opportunities. For the Sudanese community, SAIL offers Community Talks designed to inform the community about issues pertinent to them including housing, health, migration, tracing lost family members and job-hunting.
For other net participants we can offer offer expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, deliver a lecture, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the following field: diapora issues, educational support, mentoring programs.