On Sunday, 31st March 2019, Hands of Hope proudly launched Good Neighbours project at Pallara neighbourhood. From 3 pm to 5 pm, our Good Neighbours team welcomed all residents who reside at Pallara suburbs to join us at Pallara Central Park, with a range of kid activities and light refreshments.
The event started with an opening introduction by Hands of Hope Coordinator, Jacyline Khor and followed by the Chairman, Dr Wilson Lim, to give a brief overview of Good Neighbours project to the local residents. We are very grateful for Cr. Steve Griffiths’ support and generosity in giving away the wonderful potted plants in this new establishment.
Australians are increasingly time poor, with many households having all adults in employment and less time for community engagement and neighbourhood connection. Many in our population are experiencing a deficit of social connection, which means there is a lack of meaningful relationship in their lives to sustain and nurture them, particularly through difficult times.
The principal aim of the Good Neighbours project is to empower local residents to experience a solid sense of neighbourliness by building a better relationship with the people who live around them. We recognise that neighbours are important because a good relationship with others can and do change communities. Social connection also makes people feel better as it helps prevent loneliness, isolation and depression. Therefore, Good Neighbours is designed to bring together like-minded people, resources, and organisations to grow stronger, well-connected communities.
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