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MY JOURNEY WITH HIPPY

POSTED: 08th June 2018

A reflection from a HIPPY Tutor

Written by Barunaya Shnan......

Last year I enrolled my daughter with the Hippy program. With every time I received Hippy books and attended Hippy groups. I became more interested and I enjoyed the Hippy program. When I make a new friend, share ideas with other mothers, enjoying playing with my daughter and knowing more about my community's activity's.

Although I had my own job as an educator I found a lot of ideas from Hippy. I used them in my day care and I saw with every time in Hippy groups a strong relationship between Ann and her team. To be honest I was wishing to be one of them one day.

In the beginning of this year I was surprised to find out that Ann offered me to join the Hippy team. After one-month training and working with the Hippy team I realised that I had some problems. Firstly, I had a weakness in English because English is not my first language. Secondly teaching kids is different from teaching parents to be their kids own tutor and sometimes I forget what I learn from Ann in group training, so I fell that my confidence goes down and I start thinking maybe my group doesn't like me and that I'm not suitable for this job. But I like this job and the Hippy team, so I have to do something about it.

I talked to my husband and he encouraged me and said, "you are a very quick learner, you can do it".

So, I have to have a plan.

I observed where my weakness area was, and I worked on it.

Firstly, I talked to Kerns one of the tutors with me and I told her "please if you see me doing any mistakes please let me know so I can improve" and I also talked with my coordinator Ann and I also asked her how she saw I was doing my job, she encouraged me because she saw that I liked to learn. With my English I started reading my books before going to the group training and I found some words that were difficult to find in the dictionary. So, I made my own little dictionary. Then I asked my husband to help me with practising to Hippy books with him and he can do that activity with our daughter, so I can understand how to pass the information on to the parents. Now I completely understand what my problems were, and I am more confident to do my work.

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BLANKET DRIVE A GREAT SUCCESS

POSTED: 07th June 2018 SOURCE: Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser 06th June 2018

A variety of local community groups are prepared for winter thanks to generous donations from Macarthur residents.

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LOCAL BUSINESS AWARDS FINALISTS

POSTED: 07th June 2018 SOURCE: Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser 11th October 2017

Cafe Kulcha would like to thank all of our loyal customers for nominating us for the 2018 Local Business Awards.

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MDSI CELEBRATES 25 YEARS PROVIDING AGED CARE SERVICES

POSTED: 22nd May 2018

Over 200 people attended this momentous occasion including special guests Dr Mike Freelander MP (Member for Macarthur) and Ms Anne Stanley (Member for Werriwa)

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SBS ARABIC RADIO INTERVIEW - MDSI’S MULTICULTURAL WOMEN’S ART GROUP

POSTED: 19th April 2018 SOURCE: SBS Arabic Radio 18th April 2018

plus more in this interview with Sana Al-Ahmar.

(This audio is copyright to SBS).

Program: SBS Arabic Radio Interviewer: Manal Al-Ani Interviewee: Sana Al-Ahmar Duration: 7:18

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VALE ANNIE LIM LEE

POSTED: 28th March 2018

1946 - 2018

MDSI Board and staff were shocked and saddened by the passing away of Ms. Annie Lee on the Saturday morning of 10/03/2018.

Annie was a long standing member and supporter of MDSI and in the last 8 years was an active member of our Board of Directors.

Annie was involved in a number of other community organisations in Western Sydney in the course of her working life, she will be remembered as a strong advocate of people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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FACILITY TO HELP EASE THE STRESS

POSTED: 22nd February 2018 SOURCE: Macarthur Chronicle 20th February 2018

A new overnight respite facility will help alleviate stresses on those with a disability in the Campbelltown community.

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SBS ARABIC RADIO INTERVIEW - PRIMROSE COTTAGE

POSTED: 15th February 2018 SOURCE: SBS Arabic Radio

MDSI opens it's overnight respite accomodation, Primrose House. More in this interview with Sana Al-Ahmar.

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Program: SBS Arabic Radio Interviewer: Manal Al-Ani Interviewee: Sana Al-Ahmar Duration: 6:33

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Primrose Cottage

POSTED: 15th February 2018

Overnight Respite Now Available!

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Primrose Cottage Invite

POSTED: 08th February 2018

We invite you to attend the opening of our new overnight respite facility.

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