Cultural Infusion CEO and founder Peter Mousaferiadis’ Founder Story

The 2017 EdTechX conference took place London this past June. Cultural Infusion’s CEO and founder Peter Mousaferiadis was invited by WISE, an initiative of the Qatar Foundation, to present his Founder Story. I stand before you not as a son of Greek migrants who travelled to Australia for a better life in the 1950s,  but rather as a human being who stands …

Bastille Day around Australia

What is Bastille Day? Bastille Day marks the storming of Bastille prison on the 14th of July 1789, an act of rebellion against the autocratic monarch and elitist groups who exerted their influence over France.  It also celebrates Fête de la Fédération which was the first celebration of Bastille Day in 1790. Since 1880, it has been recognized as a …

Nelson Mandela Day Melbourne Celebration

Nelson Mandela devoted his life to fighting for social justice for all people, regardless of race, gender, and age. He remains a global figure today, whose legacy is democracy, racial equality, and reconciliation in South Africa and across the world. Nelson Mandela International Day falls on the 18th of July annually, and commemorates his great efforts and passion to create …

Joko visits Ugandan school children

Imagine that the only school resource you have is one textbook that you share with 50 of your classmates. For many children in Northern Uganda, this is a reality. However, an initiative of the World Literacy Foundation called Sun Books is working hard to redefine learning for kids in poverty, distributing donated tablet computers into classrooms where this technology has never …

Journeying to multicultural Australia

“Hi dad. I’m going to Australia” – a few weeks later – “Hi dad. I’m leaving next month!” – In March- “hi dad. I made it! I’m finally here!” That’s how I would sum up my departure and arrival in Melbourne. Sea, sun, people walking barefoot, ice cream, surf, deadly animals are common stereotypes. Sun, landscape, welcoming people, multicultural, helpful, …

Winter holidays activities for kids

Home for the winter holidays? There are so many opportunities to delight and distract the kids over the next two weeks. We’ve put together a list of some entertaining, culturally geared holiday activities to keep everyone sane, occupied and happy, in a location close to you for the June – July break! If you’re feeling the southern chill, warm up …

Celebrate NAIDOC WEEK across the country

NAIDOC Week is an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and accomplishments. This year’s theme is “Our Languages Matter”, highlighting the connection between Native languages and the preservation of culture. Language is the means of transmitting history and creating a spiritual bond across generations. Aboriginal dialects showcase the colourful array of Indigenous communities in Australia. Over …

From Mumbai to Melbourne – a story of science, religion and determination

Between the 27th of May and the 25th of June this year, Muslim people celebrate Ramadan, which is an Islamic practise held in the 9th month of every year in the Lunar Calendar. Our friend Arjumand Khan is taking part in this cycle of intense fasting and prayer and sharing her experience with us. She won’t drink, eat, or take …

Messenger Dogs: Tales of World War One

Lyall Morris and Rebecca Fortuna have learned a lot about kids in the last year. As actors, they have now been touring Messenger Dogs: Tales of World War One, for an entire year, they have been able to get a whole new perspective on how children engage with theatre. Messenger Dogs tells the story of Nell, Tick and Bullet – …

A month of Weeks: Cultural Events for June

June is jam-packed with cultural events, stretching from Reconciliation Week right to Refugee Week. There is lots of dance, music, food and wine, and even a little bit of film. Here at Cultural Infusion, we really, really like all of those things.  So in the hope of seeing you there, here is our selection. Mabo Day (3 June) –commemorates Eddie …