Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative's Women Social group
Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative's Women Social group

In September Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative's SETS / Family settlement worker organised a TAFE course information session for the MDSI Women Social group.

These classes at MECA focus on starting small businesses related to gardening and sustainability.
These classes at MECA focus on starting small businesses related to gardening and sustainability.

In 2019, Mount Druitt Ethnic Communities Agency (MECA) in partnership with FoodFaith built an organic garden and started horticultural classes and workshops for refugees and migrants.

The English class is organised by ADS in partnership with Asian Women at Work and Kogarah Storehouse.
The English class is organised by ADS in partnership with Asian Women at Work and Kogarah Storehouse.

Nineteen students from Advance Diversity Services’ (ADS) English Classes for Integration and Employment visited New South Wales’ Parliament House on September 24.

Advance Diversity Services (ADS) became a member of the Welcome Here Project in September.
Advance Diversity Services (ADS) became a member of the Welcome Here Project in September.

Advance Diversity Services (ADS) became a member of the Welcome Here Project in September.

ADS’s Nepalese Cultural Dance Group
ADS’s Nepalese Cultural Dance Group

A foursome from ADS’s Nepalese Cultural Dance Group scored the 1st Runner Up title in the Group Dance Category at the Nepalese Dance Competition Australia in Brisbane in late September.

Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services' ‘Learn how to run your own food stall’
Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services' ‘Learn how to run your own food stall’

Earlier this year Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services was successful in securing funds through the Fostering Integration Grants Program and designed a program fucusing on employment.

TAFENSW Gymea Community Aid & Information Service Feeding Language program
TAFENSW Gymea Community Aid & Information Service Feeding Language program

In August and September TAFE NSW, with support from Gymea Community Aid & Information Service, ran a six-week program called Feeding Language.

Outstanding performers at the ADSi 15th Western Sydney Refugee Youth Awards
Outstanding performers at the ADSi 15th Western Sydney Refugee Youth Awards

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.

Sabita Pudasaini says her involvement with ADS has given her access to endless opportunities.
Sabita Pudasaini says her involvement with ADS has given her access to endless opportunities.

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.

Gymea Community Aid & Information Service youth leadership workshops
Gymea Community Aid & Information Service youth leadership workshops

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
Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative’s U Turn Driving Program

Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative’s U Turn Driving Program has achieved great results for its 39 participants.

Nepalese Positive Parenting program run by Advance Diversity Services
Nepalese Positive Parenting program run by Advance Diversity Services

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.

Students at St Patrick’s College Sutherland
Students at St Patrick’s College Sutherland

Students at St Patrick’s College Sutherland recently had the opportunity to experience something of what people from a refugee and asylum seeker background go through in the search for freedom and safety.

Juana_Reinoso_and_Adam_Liaw at the 2019 Premier’s Harmony Dinner held at the Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
Juana_Reinoso_and_Adam_Liaw at the 2019 Premier’s Harmony Dinner held at the Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

CORE Community Services won the Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Harmony Award at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner on February 28.

Falah Abbo
Falah Abbo

Falah Abbo, who arrived in Australia from Iraq in 2014, approached CORE Community Services after he had been assisted by the settlement program, wanting to share his knowledge and use his skill of teaching.

Assyrian chefs in Blue Mountains restaurant
Assyrian chefs in Blue Mountains restaurant

On March 31, CORE Community Services Multicultural Communities team, in collaboration with Refugee Council of Australia, partnered with Blue Mountains restaurant “8Things” to share Assyrian culture beyond the Fairfield LGA.

ADSI IWD Awards
ADSI IWD Awards

Auburn Diversity Services Inc. (ADSi) awarded 15 female volunteers from CALD background at its International Women’s Day Celebration on March 7.

ADSI Community Leadership Roundtable
ADSI Community Leadership Roundtable

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.

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