White Ribbon certificate recipients
White Ribbon certificate recipients

Raju Manandhar was one of the eight newly graduated White Ribbon Male Advocates in the St George and Sutherland region from Nepalese, Bangladeshi and Chinese background who became community role models to champion the prevention of violence against women at White Ribbon Night, July 28, at St John’s Anglican Church, Rockdale.

SydWest Navigating Resettlement
SydWest Navigating Resettlement

SydWest Multicultural Services and Western Sydney University’s Centre for Educational Research have teamed up to support young migrants and refugees with their education, career and life goals.

Newcastle students at St Columba School Port Macquarie
Newcastle students at St Columba School Port Macquarie

A cultural exchange program organised in partnership between Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services – Migrant Settlement, Northern Settlement Services and the Multicultural Neighbourhood Centre in Newcastle is giving regional NSW students an opportunity to meet and mingle with counterparts from around the world.

Cultural activities at Manly and Mt Druitt
Cultural activities at Manly and Mt Druitt

SSI CEO Violet Roumeliotis has welcomed two additions to the NSW Settlement Partnership, saying they would enhance the consortium’s capacity to harness local connections and provide effective services for refugee and migrant communities and individuals in NSW.

Former refugee with quilt square
Former refugee with quilt square

As churches prepare to support Syrian refugees arriving in Australia, St Michael’s Anglican Church in Vaucluse has begun making links with refugees who already live in Sydney.

Dor Achiek
Dor Achiek

The NSW Settlement Partnership’s quarterly meeting in June considered operational updates, working group reports and emerging settlement needs and opportunities.

The Al-Badri family
The Al-Badri family

The Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre (LMRC) in partnership with the Melkite Catholic Welfare Association launched the Courageous Journeys: A Family Portrait Photography Exhibition at Bankstown Arts Centre on June 23.

Khadijeh Ebrahimi
Khadijeh Ebrahimi

An Afghan refugee who arrived in Australia with no English language skills has received an Institute Excellence Award at the 2016 Hunter TAFE Awards plus the Cultural Diversity prize, proudly sponsored by Northern Settlement Services (NSS).

WSU Report Group
WSU Report Group

Discover the key issues facing migrants who have settled in Greater Western Sydney along with some of the recommendations to address those issues in a new report: Assessing the impact of post migration lifestyle changes on migrants settlement trajectories in Greater Western Sydney.

Fairfield food and music festival
Fairfield food and music festival

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.

Young Leaders Forum
Young Leaders Forum

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.

SSI-Allianz partnership.
SSI-Allianz partnership.

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
Arash Bordbar

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.

NSW Syrian Community Association
NSW Syrian Community Association

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.

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