Community Welfare Program
Supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the Muslims community to build a new life.
It is important to understand the definition: An asylum seeker is someone who claims to be a refugee but whose claim hasn't been evaluated and at times remain in that status for so long as their application is still pending. Whereas, a refugee is a person who was initially an asylum seeker. However, unfortunately neither of these people have it easy.
Many people, including the Muslims, believe that refugees have no right to be here, and they are ‘taking’ our jobs, etc. This creates even more challenges for these families and individuals. Many spend years in our detention centres, while separated from their loved ones against their choice because of desperation or fleeing war and in search of a better life. Is this how our fellow humans should be treated?
Settling into a new country as a migrant or refugee and taking on a vastly different culture, is a struggle our brothers and sisters have experienced when coming to Australia. Over the years, NZF has supported several Muslim refugee and asylum seeker families who have come to this country with the hope of starting a new life. However unfortunately, they are often abandoned without access to essential resources, skills, rights to employment and other basic needs as members of the Australian community even after escaping distressing situations in their home country. Through this program, we at NZF aim to collectively work with our partnerships to raise awareness and provide community support with an end-to-end service to empower our brothers and sisters who are living as new migrant and refugee members of the Muslim community.
The Beyond Borders program is designed to support Muslim individuals and families who are settling into Australia as refugees or asylum seekers, and are in need of assistance and support during this phase of their lives. We hope to help them all grow and succeed together as Muslims in the wider Australian community.
Support provided through this program includes, but is not limited to, access to financial support for essentials and resources, activities to improve the family’s wellbeing, tutoring and mentoring services, counselling sessions for parents and children, access to employment services and skills workshops, and more.
The application and validation process is done by the NZF Team with confidentiality. Any information given will only be used to determine the best way we can help you.
If you are an individual, company, business, service or organisation, you can become a Program Partner by financially supporting and funding our programs, either through the means of Zakat or Sadaqah.
You can also become a Service Partner by providing essential services such as Quran classes, counselling, mentoring, tutoring etc. for our programs.
National Zakat Foundation Australia is running the Beyond Borders Program in partnership with the below program partners.
National Zakat Foundation Australia is running the Beyond Borders Program in partnership with the below service partners.
Coaching & Mentoring Services
Islamic Playgroup Services
Non-Profit Social Enterprise
Migrant Resource Centre
Counselling & Psychotherapy Private Practice