Recognising cultural diversity was a key theme of Harmony Week celebrations at Griffith University in March, with students digging deep to support those in need.

Deputy Chancellor Ms Rachel Hunter DUNIV presenteda cheque of $4505.50 to Active Refugee & Migrant Integration in Australia (ARMIA) president Protais Muhirwa atthe Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue at Griffith’s Nathan campus.

“ARMIA aims to promote the social and economic participation of refugees and migrants who have been in Australia for more than five years,” Ms Hunter said.

“These are people who are no longer eligible for settlement programs and yet are still struggling to integrate.”

ARMIA helps to empower skilled Australians with refugee and migrant background join or re-join the workforce and take their rightful place in the community and the wider Australian society.

It also triesto combat loneliness and social isolation for all Australians, and particularly in the Logan and Brisbane City Council areas.”

Harmony Week at Griffith University incorporating a variety of activities across campusesincluding the sharing of food at a Global Buffet, a citizenship ceremony, concerts and more.