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Himilo Community Connect is a community led project that exists to improve education, employment, health and social cohesion outcomes for the Australian-Somali community of West Heidelberg.

Conceived through a rigorous co-design process, Himilo Community Connect is underpinned by social cohesion themes of belonging, social justice, participation acceptance and worth. Our work is supported by a wide range of partner organisations and services that share our vision and enable us to deliver a range of programs and initiatives that empowers the Australian-Somali community to thrive and succeed.

Himilo Community Connect enjoys unique and important relationships with local schools, Victoria Police, various government departments and initiatives, and partners with local agencies to deliver programs and events that focus on building positive relationships and fostering community inclusion. The Himilo Community Connect project exists under the auspices of E-focus. More information can be found here.