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SydWest supports local Syrian community

As Australia awaits the arrival of 12,000 or more Syrian refugees, SydWest Multicultural Services has supported the local Syrian community to establish the first Syrian Community Association in NSW to help support those who will settle in the State.

Media Release: Local Syrian Community prepares for new arrivals

Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:38

SydWest Multicultural Services has supported the local Syrian community to establish the first Syrian Community Association in NSW to help meet the needs of the new Syrian refugees set to arrive in the State over the coming weeks and months.

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Blacktown’s Citizen of the Year

SydWest Multicultural Services’ Vice Chair, Chief Inspector Robert Fitzgerald of the Blacktown Local Area Command was named this year’s Blacktown Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony at Blacktown City Council.

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.

SydWest’s own Abulla Agwa awarded the 2015 Pride of Australia Fair Go Medal

SydWest Multicultural Services' own, Abulla Agwa, was awarded the 2015 Pride of Australia Fair Go Medal for his invaluable contribution to the community and his tireless work with refugees.

SydWest Multicultural Services: Celebrating 30 years in Western Sydney

In 1985, the Blacktown Migrant Resource Centre was established to help new arrivals to the Blacktown area. Back then, a handful of staff in a small office in Blacktown offered practical assistance and services to migrants, humanitarian entrants and refugees who were settling into Australia, in particular to those people in critical need.

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

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

Media Release: SydWest Celebrates 30 Years

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 00:00

On  Tuesday  17  November,  SydWest  Multicultural  Services  celebrated  30  years  in  western  Sydney, with VIPS, including politicians, community leaders, the SydWest Board, staff and clients taking part in the birthday celebrations.

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Bowling over mental health stigma

Thursday, 17 September 2015 00:00

The Blacktown community is invited to take off their shoes and unite to bowl over mental health stigma at a FREE community event at Blacktown City Bowling Club on Friday 2 October.

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