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Karen Culture and Social Support Foundation

Refugee Week 2016

Join in 2016 Refugee Week in Bendigo!

Go to our Facebook page for details.

We have changed our name!

To more accurately reflect our make up and our mission, we have become the Karen Culture and Social Support Foundation Incorporated.

We are in the process of updating our website.

Watch our new documentary!

Help us build our new monastery

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The Karen Culture and Social Support Foundation Inc. supports Karen Buddhists and Karen Christian people to practise their traditional religions and culture, and helps refugees. We have a Buddhist monastery in the centre of Bendigo. We plan to build a community centre and housing for people needing short-term accommodation by 2017.

We welcome TAFE and university students doing placements with our community as well as volunteers. Go to our 'Get Involved' page for more information.

Students and volunteers must have a Working with Children Check.

Latest news -

Karen Traditional Wrist Tying Ceremony

The 2015 Traditional Karen Wrist Tying Ceremony in Bendigo was very successful.

Go to our Facebook page to see photos of the ceremony!

The 2014 Karen Wrist Tying Festival was featured in the Bendigo Advertiser - click for story

Generously supported by City of Greater Bendigo

Karen Muslims, Christians and Buddhists come together for United Nations International Day of Peace

Buddhist leaders call for compassion for Muslims in Burma

Bendigo Karen Buddhists and Christians pray together for peace in Burma

Our new home & campaign to bring more Karen refugees to Australia

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