Financial Literacy Capacity Building

The objective of Alo’s financial literacy program is to support women from CALD backgrounds build capacity towards financial security, independence and wellbeing. ALO aims is to provide information that will assist women understand their financial rights, help them manage budgets and finances on a day to day basis, but also plan for longer term financial security. Most importantly ALO wants to help women to gain financial confidence. 

Against this backdrop, Alo has been doing two things:

1) Hosting financial literacy workshops targeting women at-risk from South-East Asian and African backgrounds. 

2) Alo has built a CALD financial toolkit through ACT government funding which is used during their workshops. Alo is the first organisation in ACT to build a toolkit resource specifically targeting the needs and demands of the CALD women community. 

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Harmony through Financial Security

The overarching objective is to support women from CALD backgrounds to build capacity towards financial security and independence which will enable/facilitate social inclusion for this cohort. Focused, hands-on, day-long workshop, funded by the ACT government. 

  • Women’s relationship to money in South Asian cultures,

  • what constitutes financial abuse, warning signs and your Legislative rights,

  • Available resources and support programs

  • Finally Learning how to manage budgets and finances using a Financial tool kit

Financial Literacy 4 Women

Alo hosted its inagural workshop designed to assist women to improve their financial knowledge and help with financial management and planning, including superannuation. 

This was an interactive workshop with activities and prizes.


Ishara Rupasinghe - Executive Director, Dixon Advisory
Zakia Patel - Regional Managing Director, Multicultural Hub Canberra

When: 5 June 2021 (Saturday) Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Venue: The Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre Address: 180 London Cct, Canberra ACT 2601

Link to event page:

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