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SydWest Multicultural Services will launch a collection of stories from refugees, humanitarian entrants and migrants who have made Australia their home.
Connecting Cultures, Building Community: Stories of Making Australia Home profiles 11 individuals and families who have recently made the journey to Australia from war-torn countries like Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan and others who have fled persecution in Bhutan and Iran.
More than 90 community services providers will converge on Bowman Hall on Wednesday 12 October for the 2016 Community Services Expo.
Art Therapy exhibition launch at SydWest Multicultural Services
An innovative Art Therapy exhibition will be unveiled at SydWest Multicultural Services on Tuesday 12 July showcasing some of the heartfelt artworks from seniors within the community.
Discover the key issues facing migrants who have settled in Greater Western Sydney along with some of the recommendations to address these issues in a new report titled, ‘Assessing the impact of post migration lifestyle changes on migrants settlement trajectories in Greater Western Sydney’.
Launched by Western Sydney University Chancellor, Professor Peter Shergold, the report is a collaboration involving WSU and SydWest Multicultural Services and focuses on post migration lifestyle and life experiences relating to changes in income, employment and social status, family dynamics, language difficulties, available settlement services and cultural integration among seven migrant communities living in Greater Western Sydney.
Headed by Professor Andre Renzaho, Humanitarian and Development Studies, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, the report follows three months of study involving 164 participants including over 100 SydWest clients, and is an important tool for policy makers and those working in the settlement space.
SydWest Multicultural Services and Western Sydney University invite media to join Chancellor Professor Peter Shergold for the launch of a migration report highlighting the settlement journey and challenges faced by migrants in Australia and a Book on International migration on Wednesday 29 June.
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.