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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.