News and Events
A foursome from ADS’s Nepalese Cultural Dance Group scored the 1st Runner Up title in the Group Dance Category at the Nepalese Dance Competition Australia in Brisbane in late September.
Earlier this year Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services was successful in securing funds through the Fostering Integration Grants Program and designed a program fucusing on employment.
In August and September TAFE NSW, with support from Gymea Community Aid & Information Service, ran a six-week program called Feeding Language.
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.
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.
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 has achieved great results for its 39 participants.
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 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.
CORE Community Services won the Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Harmony Award at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner on February 28.
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.
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.
Auburn Diversity Services Inc. (ADSi) awarded 15 female volunteers from CALD background at its International Women’s Day Celebration on March 7.
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.
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.
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 celebrated Harmony Day on March 26 at the Crows Nest Community Centre.
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.