Friends of The Water Well Project - Quarterly update, July 2021
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Welcome to The Water Well Project's quarterly newsletter.

 The Water Well Project is a not-for-profit health promotion charity that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of communities from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker background by increasing health literacy.

We provide free health education sessions run by volunteer healthcare professionals. 
Thank everyone for your ongoing support of our organisation during another three months of the coronavirus pandemic.

We had hoped to go back to face-to-face sessions in all three states, however, this has not been possible in Victoria and New South Wales with ongoing daily cases in the community. Thankfully, the world is becoming accustomed to Zoom. With the support of our community partners, we’ve been able to work with community groups with lower levels of digital literacy, to continue to reach as many communities from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker as possible during this time, to ensure they receive ongoing timely and accurate information about COVID-19, vaccination and other health topics.

Thank you all for your support,
Dr Linny Kimly Phuong, Director & Founder of The Water Well Project
In this reporting quarter, we facilitated 37 health education sessions and reached 801 community participants from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker background, with flow-on effects to their friends and families.
Our most requested session topics over the last quarter have been:
  1. Navigating the Australian Healthcare System
  2. COVID-19 and Vaccines
  3. Mental Health
  4. Healthy Eating
  5. Child Development
Find out more about booking an interactive health education session for your community here.
2021 HESTA Excellence Awards

The Water Well Project is proud to be a finalist for the HESTA Excellence Awards for Outstanding Organisation in community services! We are honoured to be recognised amongst the extraordinary organisations and teams working in the disability, allied health, aged care and community services sectors.

Click here to read more about the 2021 HESTA Excellence Awards and all the finalists.
The Water Well Project has hit an incredible milestone! 🎉

We have now delivered 900 health education sessions since we began in 2012. These sessions have helped empower individuals and communities from migrant, refugee, and asylum seeker backgrounds to have the knowledge and skills to better their health.

We are so proud of everyone who has helped us reach this milestone. Bring on 1000!
Our new website is here

Our digital team has been busy behind the scenes putting together our brand-new website. Make sure you have a look around and see how much easier it is to navigate.

Check it out now!
An upcoming induction for volunteers

If you are a healthcare professional who is interested in contributing to the health outcomes of migrant, refugee and asylum seeker communities, please consider registering to attend our induction for new volunteers.

Also, don’t forget to encourage interested friends and family members who are also healthcare professionals to also register to attend.

Click here to find out more!
End of Financial Year fundraising campaign

In the month of June, we ran our inaugural End of Financial Year fundraising campaign. With the incredible generosity of our donors and volunteers, we raised $1,273!!

Donations like this are invaluable in continuing our work and can cover the cost of a health education session for 40 individuals from migrant, refugee, or asylum seeker background. 

It's not too late to make your own donation - just visit our page here.

We are so grateful to our community for their ongoing feedback about our sessions. Thank you to one of our community partners for this testimonial about our online sessions:
The Water Well is a wonderful project; although ours was held via Zoom (and in-person would be great), it still worked well as medium. I commend all those medical volunteers willing to assist the broader community in health and wellbeing education.”  
All donations come directly to The Water Well Project and help us to provide free, interactive health education sessions for communities from migrant, refugee, or asylum seeker backgrounds. 

Even the smallest donations make a huge difference, and we cannot thank you enough for supporting our work.
Thank you for making The Water Well Project possible.
If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please feel free to get in touch.

Dr Linny Kimly Phuong
Founder & Director of The Water Well Project
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Our mailing address is:
The Water Well Project,
P.O. Box 6218, Vermont South,
Victoria, Australia 3133

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