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.
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.
CORE Community Services won the Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Harmony Award at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner on February 28.
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.