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.

Manning women build cross-cultural connections
Manning women build cross-cultural connections

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.

VIPs including the Mayor of Blacktown, local Indigenous elders, Chief Inspector Bob Fitzgerald and SydWest CEO and staff.
VIPs including the Mayor of Blacktown, local Indigenous elders, Chief Inspector Bob Fitzgerald and SydWest CEO and staff.

SydWest Multicultural Services led or participated in a number of Harmony Day events for 2019 — including Blacktown, Parramatta and St Marys.

Sydney Multicultural Community Services celebrates Harmony Day
Sydney Multicultural Community Services celebrates Harmony Day

Sydney Multicultural Community Services celebrated Harmony Day on March 26 at the Crows Nest Community Centre.

Beverly Hills Girls High School students
Beverly Hills Girls High School students

On Tuesday March 12, Advance Diversity Services (ADS) partnered with MAX Employment Rockdale to give 12 students from Beverly Hills Girls High School the chance to gain basic skills in how to prepare for jobs and interviews.

NSP photo collage
NSP photo collage

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.

A Thai women’s group enjoyed a basic accessory-making workshop at Advance Diversity Services while learning about the importance of recognising and responding to domestic and family violence
A Thai women’s group enjoyed a basic accessory-making workshop at Advance Diversity Services while learning about the importance of recognising and responding to domestic and family violence

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.

Newcastle students visit Wauchope High School's ag plot
Newcastle students visit Wauchope High School's ag plot

Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services, Northern Settlement Services and Newcastle Multicultural Neighbourhood Centre joined for a successful youth cultural exchange trip in November.

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