Fitzroy Learning Network Annual Report - Page 4

About Fitzroy Learning Network Fitzroy Learning network Inc. (FLN), is a notfor-profit organisation, an affiliated Community Neighbourhood House Learning Centre and Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Vision A strong and socially inclusive community FLN offers courses for individuals whose interest is to acquire new skills, exercise their creativity and supports their social participation. We offer nationally accredited English as an Additional Language (EAL) courses, English literacy courses and computer literacy, access to new technologies and Internet, and informal learning opportunities. Purpose Our client members are mainly newly arrived refugees and migrants. Our aims are to continue to respond to the needs of our community and our clients, to ascertain these needs by listening and to provide services that will assist their transition into their new lives in Australia. We also strive to help build bridges within our ommunity to reduce the level of segregation and inequality and create social cohesion. We embrace five key values to achieve optimum learning and creative opportunities. This serve us as guiding principles in our tasks, decisions and interactions: Since August 2000, Fitzroy Learning Network has been a lead agency in supporting asylum seekers released from Immigration Detention Centres. Since then FLN has expanded to support all new arrivals. Integrity To provide learning, skills development, and practical support that will increase opportunities for social and economic participation. Values Learning Knowledge sharing dissemination and production Acting with honesty openness and good will Respect The Network has well developed links with other organisations who work toward the same ideals. We respond to each wave of new arrivals in Melbourne, often being the first port of call for EAL lessons, information, advocacy and support. Acknowledging diverse perspectives and beliefs. Collaboration Working as a team, sharing knowledge and understanding, supporting colleagues and other stakeholders. Resilience Actively working with the strengths of the people who utilize our services. 2