News and Events
Twenty-eight young people from refugee backgrounds were awarded and 37 acknowledged for their outstanding performance in academic areas, community leadership, creative and performance arts, and sports at ADSi's 15th Western Sydney Refugee Youth Awards on June 20.
A breakfast coordinated by Advance Diversity Services (ADS) to educate businesses regarding the untapped potential of refugee and migrant talent yielded several job offers for a newcomer to Australia who spoke at the event.
Twenty young people from high schools across Sutherland and St George attended youth leadership workshops to prepare for two Refugee Schools Forums held in August as part of the CommUNITY: Awareness, Advocacy, Action project of Gymea Community Aid & Information Service.
Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative’s U Turn Driving Program has achieved great results for its 39 participants.
Nepalese parents in St George and surrounding areas are reaping benefits from an app that shows them how to nurture their child at each stage of their development: a 1-2-3 Magic Parenting approach that helps them work effectively with their child’s emotions; and a talk by a speech pathologist who offers ways to nurture their children’s bilingual skills.
CORE Community Services won the Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Harmony Award at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner on February 28.
On March 22, Auburn Diversity Services Inc. (ADSi) assembled 32 local community leaders from diverse cultural backgrounds and experts on various disciplines to discuss topics of concern to local communities and strategies for community development.
On March 7 the Migrant Settlement Service (Manning Valley Neighbourhood Service) partnered with Manning Regional Art Gallery for a Women’s Week event: Building Cross Cultural Connections.
The NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP), a consortium of community organisations, has been approved as a provider of settlement services in NSW under the Department of Social Services’ Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) program.
On December 2, Advance Diversity Services’ Thai Women’s group enjoyed a basic accessory-making workshop while learning about the importance of recognising and responding to domestic and family violence.
Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services, Northern Settlement Services and Newcastle Multicultural Neighbourhood Centre joined for a successful youth cultural exchange trip in November.