The cultures of our members go back many thousands of years. With them come diverse customs, rituals, beliefs, and values. The Auckland Refugee Community Coalition (ARCC) is committed to help former refugees from all cultural backgrounds to thrive within New Zealand society.
The ARCC’s philosophy is driven by the idea that the resettlement of refugee families can be a positive and empowering experience. To this end we have developed a set of values that guides our work:
We communicate with honesty and compassion.
We work in a courteous and polite manner with all people.
We celebrate all the diverse cultures of refugees living in Auckland.
We promote the retention and strengthening of each refugee’s language and culture.
We reach out to all refugees to work together.
We promote equal access to all services.
We promote the freedom to choose and the freedom of speech.
In our differences we look for our common ground.
We give our time and skills for the betterment of the Auckland refugee community.
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