World Kindness Day

Introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, World Kindness Day is observed in many countries, including Australia, Canada, India, Italy, Nigeria, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdowm. The funders are David Jamilly and Louise Burfitt-Dons. Suggested activities for the Day include the giving of flowers, random hugs, kindness cards and gifts, […]

World Diabetes Day

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get from the blood into cells to be used for energy. In diabetes, the body does not make enough—or any—insulin or doe not use insulin well. Glucose then stays in […]

International Day for Tolerance

The 1995-adopted Declaration of Principles on Tolerance explains tolerance as respect and appreciation of the variety of the world's cultures, forms of expression and ways of being human. Qualifying tolerance not just as a moral duty, the Declaration states tolerance also as a political and legal requirement for individuals, groups and governments and suggests the […]

Women’s Forum

Graduate House 220 Leicester Street, Carlton, Victoria

 

Bridge Night

Graduate House 220 Leicester Street, Carlton, Victoria

Bridge Night is held every Wednesday of the month and is not restricted to Members of the Association. Players of all levels are most welcomed, with novices given full support from the friendly and more experienced players. Contact Graham at this email for more information and to book in. Please feel free also to call […]

World Philosophy Day

The word philosophy comes from the Greek philo (love) and sophia (wisdom). It is defined thus as the love of wisdom, and is the study of human existence: why a person is born; what is their purpose and how life is to be understood. The term is applied to a formalised secular or religious system of thought, […]

World Toilet Day

4.2 billion people -- over half the world's population -- lack safe sanitation. 3 billion people -- 40% of the world's population -- live without basic handwashing facilities with soap and water available at home. 800 children die each day from diarrhoeal diseases (such as cholera and typhoid) due to poor hygiene, poor sanitation or […]

Africa Industrialization Day

Industrialisation is social and economic change that transforms a human group from an agrarian to an industrial society through economic reorganisation for the purpose of manufacturing. The key factors for industrialisation are: (1) natural resources and raw materials that can become goods; (2) capital to pay for the production of goods and stable currency; (3) […]

World Children’s Day

Established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day, the now-named World Children's Day is to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide, and to improve children's welfare. The date marks the adoption of both the 1959 Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child. World Children's […]