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Joel Loum Okumu, a former student of St Francis Xavier’s College, Newcastle, and participant in programs run by Northern Settlement Services (NSS), has won a prestigious John Bell Scholarship.
From July 2015 to June 2016 NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP) helped many thousands of clients through casework, services, community coordination and youth settlement.
Two busloads of refugee families travelled from Liverpool to an exhibition in Glebe for the launch of Courageous Journeys: A Family Portrait on November 16.
A new NSW Settlement Partnership project in the Parramatta local government area will help tenants, real estate agents and landlords who are attempting to manage failing tenancies.
With business suits from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Hugo Boss and Pierre Cardin you would be forgiven for thinking you were standing in a high-end store in downtown Sydney instead of an office premises located in suburban Bankstown.
Dress for Work is a project run by Metro Assist designed to give men from marginalised and disadvantaged backgrounds business suits in order to attend job interviews and other important appointments.
In collaboration with EJD Consulting & Associates, SSI hosted an NSP Evaluation and Reporting Workshop at SSI Bankstown on September 7.
The workshop, which focused on client outcomes, was held to encourage and support NSP partners to contribute to the NSP evaluation framework.
Twelve young women graduated from Mount Druitt Ethnic Communities Agency’s (MECA) Girl SKILS program in September.
Their successful completion of the program — Smarts, Know-How, Intelligence, Leadership and Strength — was the culmination of nine weeks of effort and dedication towards gaining lifelong interpersonal skills.
CORE Community Services at Cabramatta on September 21 received a delegation from the People’s Republic of China, headed by Mr Huang Donghui, Deputy Inspector, Research Office, State Ethnic Affairs Commission.
He was accompanied by 23 senior officials from the Ethnic Affairs Commission across China.
Matthew Neuhaus, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Assistant Secretary for Africa, will be the keynote speaker at the launch of a national peacebuilding initiative on September 21, aimed at African refugees and migrants from Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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.
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.
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.
The NSW Settlement Partnership’s quarterly meeting in June considered operational updates, working group reports and emerging settlement needs and opportunities.
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.