Saturday, 20 November 2010

Refugees As Survivors NZ fundraiser at MR Intermediate

We popped along to this great event at the Mt Roskill Intermediate School Hall earlier today.  Great to see so many of Mt Roskill's cultures represented with dance performances, martial arts, craft stalls, hair braiding, and lots of different food from different refugee communities like Afghani, Iraqi and Burmese. 

Congratulations to Refugees As Survivors NZ for organising a wonderful day, and for all their hard work with refugees in our community.  We are keen to look at how Puketapapa Local Board can support their work in the future, and how we can encourage the communities they work with to have a voice in local government too.

Below are a few photos I took:

The hall filling up with people watching the performances

A very high energy dance group, from Burundi I think.

Kenosis the Clown dancing to Staying Alive.
Children making their mark on canvas.

One of the RASNZ helpers getting her face painted.