News and Events
During 2016 Refugee Week, the presence and contribution of Fairfield’s many former refugees will be celebrated in a number of ways across different sites.
Dozens of young people from refugee backgrounds tackled the major issues facing refugee youth at the inaugural Young Leaders Forum in April, with employment, education and health leading the agenda.
An innovative partnership between Allianz Australia and Settlement Services International (SSI) will deliver new career opportunities and support for refugees and migrants who have settled in Australia.
Three boys struggling to enter the workforce are now engaged in apprenticeships thanks to support from SydWest Multicultural Services.
Johnny, Fathi and Nizar*, three brothers now in their late teens and who arrived in Australia from Syria in 2014, live with their family in Blacktown.
Arash Bordbar, an Auburn Diversity Services (ADSi) Young Advocate, has been selected by the Refugee Council of Australia and Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network to represent refugee youth in Australia at the Global Refugee Youth Consultations held by UNHCR in Geneva, Switzerland, in June 2016.
SydWest Multicultural Services has opened an office in the heart of Penrith, offering a range of services to assist refugees, humanitarian entrants and culturally and linguistically diverse communities in the Penrith and Nepean region.