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Success Stories

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Accelerator Success - Shaliny's Story

Shaliny is a great example of the power of the Blacktown Employment Accelerator to successfully accelerate the employment process for both employers and job-seekers.

Client Success Story: Ed Yousef

Ed Yousef is a young man who arrived from Syria in June 2013 seeking a safe place to live, away from war and destruction and looking to start a new life with better opportunities.

SydWest Multicultural Services visits TAFE NSW AMEP Mt Druitt

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.

Youth Visit to Parliament House – Canberra and civic participation

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.

Training our Youth to Share their Passion for the World Game

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.

UniPic Shares Skills with SydWest Multicultural Services

Soheil Ettehadolhagh arrived in 2015 from Iran after fleeing religious persecution. With the help of SydWest, Soheil has been building a new life for his family in Blacktown and continuing his work as a professional photographer.

Building Confidence: Yaser's story

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. 

How SydWest has empowered one refugee family from Syria

When Khalid Alabdulla fled war-torn Syria in 2010 with his wife Ramia and their six children, they left everything behind except for the clothes on their backs.

Meet Jeyapalan, who came to Australia five years ago from Sri Lanka

Learn how SydWest has helped one refugee family from Sri Lanka.

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