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Ladies and gentlemen, family and friends, I have a few humble words to express to you all the sadness on the loss of so many innocent lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. The world is a lesser place without them, but I know they are in heaven. I ask Allah to have mercy upon them, forgive them for any shortcomings and make it easy for them in the hereafter. Insha allah.
SydWest Multicultural Services is pleased to announce that they are hosting a special celebration for International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March 2018 from 10am at Max Webber Function Centre, Blacktown Library, Blacktown.
The Blacktown Employment Accelerator is on again for 2018, a unique event aiming to drive new job opportunities for multicultural job-seekers of the Blacktown area.
Community members, service providers, government agencies and elected representatives are invited to the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM), a special event being held in Rouse Hill for the first time since SydWest Multicultural Services was established in 1985.
SydWest’s community engagement activities continued with a special presentation to the Mt Druitt TAFE students. The Settlement Services team visited classes for students from Arab-speaking countries (including Syria and Iraq), Afghanistan, Iran, Ethiopia, Eritrea and DR Congo to provide information on our services and how we can support them as they settle into Australia.
SydWest’s Youth Team recently visited Canberra with a group of 26 young people from refugee backgrounds for a trip to both Old and New Parliament House, and a chance to learn about how the Australian Government operates.
Football is known as the World Game, with culture being the stem for many individuals, families and communities. On the 19th of July, Football NSW in conjunction with SydWest Multicultural Services organised a community coaching session for newly settled refugees.