Chin Community Victoria (CCV) works to promote Chin culture through traditional and cultural celebrations, dance and music and sports events, while assisting our community members to integrate and successfully settle into Australian life. CCV works in close partnership with mainstream and CALD specific agencies, linking community members into appropriate services and disseminating information to better support them in their settlement in Australia.
Major achievements include:
- Established an incorporated Association, with a committee of management, including youth leaders, who meet bi-monthly
- Established a Falam Chin language school for children with Victorian School of Languages – more than 30 children are currently enrolled (see Language School)
- Established a traditional youth dance group
- Cultural celebrations held twice yearly
- Established partnerships with other Chin ethnic groups for cultural celebrations and sports events
- Attend regular meetings with service providers to advocate on behalf of the Falam Chin community
- Provide a computer course for members that includes 120 hours of teaching. Participants learn typing on the computer, checking emails, social media, looking for properties online, Centerlink online access and online banking.
- Publishing Australia wide Monthly news letter, named “The Chin Journal” among Chin people
- Receive $500000 Multicultural Major Infrastructure Grant from Victorian Multicultural Commission to build state office in partnership with Maroondah Council, East Ringwood Football Club and Ringwood East Cricket Club.