The Obbo Women Community Development Agency Inc (OWCDA) was founded in 2012 by a small group of immigrants from the Obbo community in Queensland.
Settlement challenges in Australia precipitated the formation of this group.
For instance, language, socioeconomic, housing, unemployment, cultural difficulties, parental responsibilities, budgeting and financial management, access to local services and cultural shocks.
In 2011, this group started holding monthly meetings in garages to discuss these challenges and way forward. They all dreamt of finding durable solutions to their settlement issues in Australia.
The members began to fundraise to deliver essential training and awareness workshops on road safety, domestic and family violence, homework help, women economic empowerment and youth integration settlement activities.
We set up the Obbo Women Community Development Agency Inc to deliver and create an opportunity to build a resilient immigrant community in Queensland. Our commitment to the vision of the founders of this organization remains as stronger as ever.