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Carlile heads up new Intercultural Program pilot study

Matthew Agius  February 24, 2017 3:27 PM

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  • Former defender takes on role as multicultural programs manager

  • Intercultural Program to act as pilot study for further work

PORT ADELAIDE is embracing South Australia’s multicultural community through a new research initiative, the Power Intercultural Program.

Power Community Ltd is using the program, run by new multicultural programs manager Alipate Carlile, as a feasibility study for an expanded in schools program in 2018.

In its infancy, the Intercultural Program is designed to celebrate the vibrancy of cultural diversity and expression, promote inclusion and build social cohesion by recognising the positive contribution of different cultures within Australia.

From Friday, it will be delivered over three-week periods to male and female secondary school students in SA schools with large culturally and linguistically diverse enrollments.

For Carlile, who retired from a 167-game playing career with the Power at the end of 2016, the move into running multicultural programs is an exciting one.

“It’s really exciting to be part of the community team and working in the multicultural space, it’s something very important particularly here in the western suburbs where we have migrants from many parts of the world coming to live,” Carlile told

“We’re using this small-scale project to research the needs of these schools to run a proper program next year.

“It will allow us to learn more about what teenage migrants will benefit from in terms of integration, cultural pride and resilience-building.”


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