Live Wires

In June 2020 we took responsibilities for the Live Wires Program. Previously delivered by Concern, it is a much loved after school and holiday program activity for primary school aged children on the Collingwood Housing Estate. It has been supporting and engaging children for 15 years.

Live Wires is a community development program. It seeks to build the resilience of children the resilience and creativity and enhance learning of Collingwood’s children. Live Wires provides healthy meals, creative and expressive outlets, recreational and sports activities, play-based approaches to numeracy and literacy, and peer leadership programs. Drummond street and the drum youth service are excited to continue to support children by providing them with opportunities to regulate their emotions, feel safe and create avenues for improved trust.

As of Term 4, 2020 the After-School Program will run on Wednesday and Thursday from 3.30 to 6pm at the Collingwood Neighbourhood House.
You can learn more about Live Wires here.

To register a child for the Live Wires program you can contact :

Mukthar on 0455 036 545
Nadia on 0421 223 154.


Meet the Team!

The following people help run and facilitate the Live Wires program:

Nadia (she/her)

Live Wires Practitioner

Nadia is passionate about working in community services, she is always thinking about ways she can connect with and engage children and families. A proud Eritrean mother of five children, Nadia uses her early childhood education, community services qualifications and lived experience in her roles in Family Foundations and Live Wires.


Mukhtar (he/him)

Live Wires Practitioner

Mukthar has been volunteering more than 15 years for the Eritrean and wider community. In this time he was involved in activities for young people, women, the elderly to support their social connection and  celebrating their cultural heritage. Mukhtar studied Community Services three years ago with the intention of strengthen his practice and learning new ways to support people.


Anh (she/her)

Youth Work Student placement

On a placement, Currently studying youth work at ACU, Anh is excited about children and young people. She tries to be open, engaging, informal. An international student from Vietnam, Anh thinks Melbourne is the most interesting city in the world, is excited to learn another culture and live the dream of studying abroad. . She Loves Korean food and K-dram shows.