Kenley Court Neighbourhood House (KCNH) is operated by BGCS and is located in Meadow Heights. With a diverse local population and a large portion of refugees and new migrants, KCNH connects and empowers people through various community development programs and services.
Kenley Court is home to many innovative programs and activities, as well as community groups and associations. Read on to find out more!
Beyond Equality 2020 & Beyond aims to build the capacity of three local grassroots organisations to understand and advocate for the promotion of gender equality and prevention of violence against women. Funded by Communities for Children, the project supports more than 80
The Client Support Program at Kenley Court Neighbourhood House provides a variety of support services to the local community in a welcoming, family-friendly environment. The Client Support Program is open to all community members, especially newly-arrived, migrant, refugee and asylum seeking people.
The Youth Connect Leadership Program is a social and educational peer leadership program to empower young people to create meaningful change in their community. Delivered in partnership with Save the Children, this program facilitates activities and mentorship for young people ages 14–25
Kenley Court Study Group provides academic support and a range of after-school activities. Kenley Court Study Group provides academic and homework support for primary school-aged children (6–12 years old). We have English and Arabic-speaking staff with experience tutoring and facilitating homework clubs.
The Food Relief Service provides food parcels, material aid and other assistance for families and individuals experiencing difficulties. In the 2020-2021 financial year, the Food Relief Service at Banksia Gardens supplied 3,600 packages of material aid (food, essential household items) to the
The Girls’ Circle program provides a safe space for girls aged 10-14 years old from diverse cultural backgrounds to come together, socialize and discuss relevant topics around gender equality, respectful relationship and personal development. Girls’ Circle Project activities are designed to build
Kenley Court Neighborhood House: home to social and cultural groups
KCNH is home to many active social and cultural groups. Some groups, such as the Vietnamese Women’s Group and the Senior Iraqi/Syrian Men’s Group focus particularly on social connection.
El Amal Women’s Group also features information sessions and workshops for Arabic speaking women on topics such as the Australian legal system, immunisation, family violence, financial planning and computer skills. Similarly, the Northern Turkish Women’s Group also features a mixture of social and informative aspects, and has in the past organised for Banksia Gardens’ Department of Training and Employment to deliver a pre-accredited technology course for their group members.
KCNH also provides a safe space for the Bhutanese Nepali Ethnic School of Melbourne (BNESM) that educates young people (4–12 years) from their communities to learn more about their culture, history and language.
Adult education courses and programs
Education and knowledge are powerful tools for the development of any individual. We regularly have adult education courses, activities and information sessions at Kenley Court, including pre-accredited training.
Some examples of courses that have been delivered at Kenley Court include:
- Digital literacy courses
- Sewing class
- English as an additional language
- Introduction to MyGov
More courses can be delivered, so if you or your community group are interested in a course, please get in touch.
Kenley Court Neighbourhood House contact details
For further information about this service, please contact Michael Mansour.
Please note: some programs and services at Kenley Court Neighbourhood House are currently operating online.