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When 16-year-old Yaser arrived in Australia last year, he spoke little English and hadn’t been to school in over three years. His family had fled Iraq over three years ago, living in Jordan as refugees where there was little time for school.
On Thursday 19 May, SydWest Multicultural Services will open its doors to the media and other organisations, showcasing how it is helping to empower the CALD community across Greater Western Sydney.
SydWest Multicultural Seniors groups joined dozens of seniors and team members from HOPP, the Healthy Older People Partnership program, in a flash mob on Blacktown’s CBD to encourage older people to stay active. Many SydWest seniors have been taking part in the award-winning Healthy Older People Partnership Program, which is designed to improve the health and wellbeing of older people across the region and help reduce the risk of falls in the home.
Calling on young refugees to be part of a worldwide consultation to discuss their issues. SydWest Multicultural Services in partnership with the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network is hosting the Global Refugee Youth Consultation on Wednesday 27 April from 4pm to 7pm at SydWest’s head office in Blacktown (level 2, 125 Main St).
People of all ages and cultures are invited to celebrate Harmony Day in Blacktown on Tuesday 22 March. The region’s rich cultural diversity will be on display from 10am to 1pm at Bowman Hall with celebrations including entertainment, kids’ activities, cultural stalls and a free sausage sizzle.
SydWest Multicultural Services congratulates its Board Director, Om Dhungel who has been awarded the prestigious NSW Premier's Lifetime Community Service Award for his outstanding work with the Australian Bhutanese community.
Media Release: SydWest Multicultural Services to assist growing CALD and refugee communities in PenrithWednesday, 17 February 2016 11:53
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.