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Exploring Settlement: Life in Australia is a collaborative project of the NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP) to strengthen relationships and collaboration with clients, community partners and frontline workers,

SydWest youth learn to swim
SydWest youth learn to swim

Thirty young people from diverse backgrounds participated in the Learn to Swim Youth Development program over three days in January 2021 at Mt Druitt Swimming Pool.

Blacktown Harmony Online Concert in Arabic
Blacktown Harmony Online Concert in Arabic

SydWest Multicultural Services, in partnership with Mt Druitt Ethnic Communities Agency (MECA) and Blacktown City Council, held two special online events during Harmony Week 2021.

International Women’s Day celebrations
International Women’s Day celebrations

In Dubbo, Connecting Community Services celebrated International Women’s Day at the local Rotunda with four other agencies, including Mission Australia. Denise Olmi, Settlement Support Worker at Connecting Community Services, helped organise the event.

Exploring Settlement workshop
Exploring Settlement workshop

The Reimagining Settlement/NSP Systems Change project has been rebranded as “Exploring Settlement: Life in Australia”.

Australian launch of Goodbye Mother
Australian launch of Goodbye Mother

One hundred and fifteen people attended the Australian premiere of Goodbye Mother on February 24 – a community screening Advance Diversity Services held with Queer Screen as part of the 28th Mardi Gras Film Festival (MGFF21).

Metro Assist Governance and Financial Management Training
Metro Assist Governance and Financial Management Training

Metro Assist has delivered Governance and Financial Management Training and Leadership and Time Management Training for newly arrived community leaders in Lakemba.

Young people at the Emotional Resilience Workshop
Young people at the Emotional Resilience Workshop

Young people from the Sutherland Shire and St George area have been meeting and working together on the Changing the Narrative (CTN) Film Festival Project.

Dance group performing
Dance group performing

For many young people today, meeting new people is a challenging task. While online platforms have created new spaces for people to connect, they often aren't the same as meeting in person.

Hi-Res Image of PLWP brochure
Hi-Res Image of PLWP brochure

The Community Migrant Resource Centre, in partnership with NSP member SydWest Multicultural Services and Western Sydney University, has begun a 2-year therapeutic arts intervention and comparative study, The Parallel Lives of Women.

Nisha, a student in Taree who gained a higher-level job after completing the program
Nisha, a student in Taree who gained a higher-level job after completing the program

Manning Valley Neighbourhood Service (MVNS) completed two employment training programs this past July. Both programs were funded through the Fostering Integration Grants.

Online announcement of ADS award
Online announcement of ADS award

Advance Diversity Services (ADS) was awarded HWEI Gold Employer and HWEI Service Provider of the Year at the Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards!

Some of the SSI NSP team meeting to discuss Systems Change
Some of the SSI NSP team meeting to discuss Systems Change

SSI and the NSP are undertaking a Systems Change exploration, a multi-stage exercise across the partnership.

The Cooking with Kulcha program at Focus Connect provides the opportunity for multicultural young people to teach, cook and share recipes from their own culture.

Ethiopian youth enjoy cultural food
Ethiopian youth enjoy cultural food

Auburn Diversity Services Inc (ADSi) has partnered with Tayitu Cultural and Educational Centre (TCEC) to implement the From Cultural Food to Employment project.

Salvin Kumar from ADS and young people at Mardi Gras Fair Day
Salvin Kumar from ADS and young people at Mardi Gras Fair Day

Advance Diversity Services joined more than 80,000 people to be part of the fun of the most fabulous queer event leading into Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Community Northern Beaches' holiday maths tutorials
Community Northern Beaches' holiday maths tutorials

Community Northern Beaches’ Multicultural Service organised a maths clinic during the summer school holidays for Tibetan students in grades 5, 6 and 7.

Models at One Thread Connect runway event
Models at One Thread Connect runway event

Newly arrived migrant and refugee fashion designers wowed the public in November with a fashion parade showcasing a unique collection of elegant and traditional garments.

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