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Kết nối tai Brimbank! Connect in Brimbank!

Kết nối provides school holiday events for Vietnamese youth aged 5-25 years of age who are living with a disability and residing in Brimbank.  The program offers supported opportunities for young people (with various types of disabilities) and their immediate families to experience locally based activities and to explore the communities in which they live. 

Kết nối commenced in December 2022 with funding through Brimbank Council’s Community Grants Scheme and will run through to December 2023.  Our Kết nối events are subsidised and require only a small per family contribution fee of $10 per event to attend!  Note that if families find it difficult to contribute this fee because of financial hardship, the fee will be reduced or waived. 

All Kết nối events are aimed at building friendships, having fun, trying out new experiences and strengthening everyday skills that assist in feeling more connected with each other, our families, and the wider community. 

Each event is supported by a team of Extended Families’ Staff who are fully screened and experienced in working with children and youth with disabilities. One or two Vietnamese speaking staff participate in each event.  

Events will generally run for 3 hours during school holiday times and will be located in Brimbank.  Four main events will be held in 2023 - one in April, June, September, and December. 

Kết nối Eligibility  

Enrolled participants who have a disability, their parents and siblings can attend Kết nối events. 

To be eligible, participants with a disability should be aged 5-25 years and must live in the Brimbank local government area.   

Siblings who attend events with their brother or sister must be aged 18 years or under.   

All youth must be accompanied to events with at least one parent or their formal carer. 

Kết nối Enrolment  

If you are interested in participating the Kết nối Program, please read our brochure for more details.  You can also access our Enrolment Application Form or contact us for assistance in completing the Form if you require translation support. 

If you have further questions, please contact one of the program’s Project staff directly.  

Brochure and Enrolment Application Form 

Kết nối Brochure (English) 
Kết nối Brochure (Vietnamese)
Kết nối Enrolment Application Form (English) 

Project Staff

Thanh Nguyen (Vietnamese and English Speaking) Kết nối Coordinator  
m: 0451 665 057  
e: thanh.nguyen@extendedfamilies.org.au 

Julia Klieber (English Speaking) Project Manager  
m: 04814 571 861 or 0481 955 551  
e: julia@extendedfamilies.org.au 

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Suite 1, 95 Bell Street
P.O.Box 275
Coburg Victoria 3058