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logo a4oAdvocacy for Oromia Association in Victoria Australia Inc. is a non-profit organisation registered under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 in Victoria as April 2014. It was established by devoted Oromo volunteers to enable and empower the disadvantaged Oromo people in Victoria. Its key functions are to provide assistance, to improve the settlement process and advance the wellbeing of Australian-Oromos in a number of ways. There are policies and procedures governing the activities of the organisation’s and behaviors of its members.

The core activities of Advocacy for Oromia is structured to process and change people who come under its mandate. Membership is open to and welcomed from all Oromo community and its affairs are directed by five elected board members.

Why Advocacy for Oromia?

Many new Oromo arrivals face difficulty to settle for a range of reasons. Lack of cultural sensitive organisation for these new arrivals is one of the main gap which causes dis-empowering in the community.  Therefore, we are devoted to standing for people who are disadvantaged and speaking out on their behalf in a way that represents the best interests of them.The organisation also committed to assist the integration of people with refugee background in the Australian society through the provision of culturally-sensitive services.

How we can support

We aim to advocate for the people’s causes to bring about beneficial outcomes in which the people able to resolve to their issues and concerns to control over their lives.  We deliver free, independent and non-judgmental services to  assist disadvantaged individuals and families who are seeking resolutions to any issues that are of concern to them, by ensuring that their voice is heard and that they understand their civil and human rights. Advocacy for Oromia may provide information in order to assist people to take action to resolve their own concerns.

Our Aim

The aim of Advocacy for Oromia-A4O is to advocate for the people’s causes to bring about beneficial outcomes in which the people  able to resolve to their issues and concerns to control over their lives.  Advocacy for Oromia may provide information and advice in order to assist  people to take action to resolve their own concerns. It is engaged in promoting and advancing causes  of  disadvantaged people to ensure that their voice is heard and responded to.

Advocacy for Oromia also  provides various web-based information,  cultural, social and community services. The organisation website provides information focus on the major issues facing us in the 21st century and it is going to try and bring a balanced approach with factual information that is positive and solution based. We hope that this will help you make better choices to create the kind of future in which you wish to live.

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Our Vision

We envision a world where all people empowered to manage problems and create opportunity for themselves and others.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote and advance causes of people who are disadvantaged through advocacy, community education, orientation and information, cultural performances, awareness raising  and promotion. It is committed in promoting and advancing causes to ensure that the people’s voice is heard and responded to.

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Purposes of advocacy for Oromia

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 Objectives of Advocacy for Oromia  

  1. To promote advocacy at both personal and systemic levels, including participation in policy making and engaging in public education.
  2. To carry out research into issues affecting individuals and to co-operate with other recognised groups to achieve more effective solutions to these problems.
  3. To promote and support the education and training of advocates.
  4. To establish and expend funds both for the general conduct of the Association and to enable the Association to carry out its aims and objectives.
  5. To publish education materials which promote advocacy for  Oromia.
  6. The accepting of any gift for any one or more of the objects or purposes of the Association;
  7. The borrowing and raising of money in a manner deemed fit by the committee to further the purposes of the Association.
  8. The doing of any lawful thing incidental or conducive to the attainment of the basic objects of the Association or of any of the objects and purposes specified in this rule.

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Our Supporters

Advocacy for Oromia is a not for profit group and is reliant on our generous supporters who can see the importance of our group and the long term benefits that can be achieved. We have special thanks for our supporters.

  • Oromo community and Oromo organisations
  • Springvalle Neighborhood House
  • SMRC-Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre
  • Refugee Council of Australia

Our Message

In proudly advocating for Oromia, we ask all to look beyond the stereotype to see refugees and new arrivals in a different light – as individuals with rights, strengths and hopes of their own for the future.

 

  1. Hey just to say something about your website design. Its really very good design. The banner is beautiful graphics. What I want to say is you have the main links that are beyond the first line. It would be more nice if you remove one of them and complete it within a single line.

    Thanks and keep up.

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