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POSTED: 03rd September 2019

Mentoring for Employment for Refugees and Migrants in Macarthur.

WHY?

A group of partner agencies in Macarthur have commenced a project to increase employment opportunities for local refugees, humanitarian entrants and migrants.

We know there are many barriers to these community members gaining long term, stable employment. They include:

  • Language barriers
  • Lack of skill recognition
  • Lack of local experience
  • Lack of professional networks

That is why we are initiating a mentoring project, where experienced staff or business owners across a range of employment areas will be invited to offer their skills and experience to mentor a community member who wants to increase their employability.

WHAT?

We are looking for volunteer mentors now. You will be offered 2 hours of training in what is required of a mentor, and how to go about supporting a mentee.

You will be expected to offer 8 one hour weekly sessions to the mentee, who will be carefully matched to you.

WHEN?

We need volunteer mentors now, but the program and training will commence early in 2020. Applications are due by 15 November 2019.

WHO?

The project partners are:

  • Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative (MDSI)
  • Campbelltown City Council
  • Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • Department of Social Services (DSS)
  • TAFE NSW

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact:

Sana Al-Ahmar

P. 02 46271188

M. 0419 751 552

E. sana@mdsi.org.au

W. www.mdsi.org.au

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MDSI SET’S PROGRAM

POSTED: 03rd September 2019 SOURCE: NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP) News 01st August 2019

Driving boosts work, study and life options.

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LETTER FROM DR MIKE FREELANDER MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR MACARTHUR

POSTED: 13th August 2019

Letter of congratulations to MDSI and Kenneally's Funerals for running the 2019 Claymore Child & Family Blanket Drive.

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DRIVE LAUNCHES TO SUPPORT FAMILIES

POSTED: 01st August 2019 SOURCE: Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser 31st July 2019

MDSI teams up with Kenneally's Funerals to run the Claymore Child and Family Connect Blanket Drive.

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TIBETANS IN CAMPBELLTOWN CELEBRATE HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA’S BIRTHDAY

POSTED: 10th July 2019 SOURCE: The Tibet Post International 06th July 2019

The 84th birthday of the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was celebrated by the Campbelltown Tibetan community on Saturday, July 6, 2019.

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MDSI CELEBRATES NAIDOC WEEK 2019

POSTED: 08th July 2019 SOURCE: This year’s theme: Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together for a shared future - July 7-14

UNCAPTURED: A POETS JOURNEY - Australian Film and Television Film School (AFTRS) Short Film Project. Featuring Burraga Gutya (Uncle Ken Canning), Murri activist, writer and poet.

Uncaptured: A Poets Journey
Australian Film and Television Film School (AFTRS) Short Film Project 2018

Staring: Ken Canning
Directed: Andre Vasquez & Jerome Meyer
Director of Photography: Andre Vasquez
Production Assistant: Jordan Nicolai
Edited: Jerome Meyer & Andre Vasquez

Ccfc blanket drive

SHARE THE WARMTH

POSTED: 01st July 2019

On Friday, 28 June 2019 MDSI’s Claymore Child & Family Connect program held a Blanket & Winter Woolies Drive at the Claymore Opportunity Hub.

The event was very successful with over 50 families receiving donations of new and gently used blankets, scarves, beanies, sheets, towels, jackets, clothes, children’s shoes and curtains.

A big thank you to everyone who donated!

Another big thank to Lilly, Alicia, Noela & Dianne for making the day such a huge success!

And our deepest gratitude to Kenneally’s Funerals for all the donations received.

CCFC will be holding a second drive in a couple of weeks and donations of new, gently used and clean blankets, coats, jackets, scarves and beanies would be greatly appreciated.

COLLECTION DETAILS………………

Collecting from now through to 12 July 2019

@MDSI, L3, 171 -179 Queen Street, Campbelltown

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END VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN NOW, BE PART OF THE CHANGING WORLD FOREVER

POSTED: 27th June 2019

Dozens of individuals and organisations, including MDSI, have taken the pledge to end violence against children and young people, now and forever.

THE PLEDGE

All children and young people have the right to be free from physical, sexual and psychological violence.

Always. Everywhere.

I am deeply concerned by the extent and devastating impact of violence against children and young people.

Violence is never justifiable and can be prevented.

I am committed to contribute to the efforts to transform my community, my state, my country and my world to end all forms of violence against children and young people.

Together, we can end violence against children and young people.

Now and forever.

You can take the pledge too by clicking here

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SBS ARABIC RADIO INTERVIEW - CAMPBELLTOWN COUNCIL CELEBRATES REFUGEES WEEK

POSTED: 25th June 2019 SOURCE: SBS Arabic Radio 17th June 2019

Sana Al-Ahmar discusses MDSI's Refugee Week 2019 event at Campbelltown Council.

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Program: SBS Arabic Radio Interviewer: Australia Alyaom, Manal Al - Ani & Sanae Ouahib Interviewee: Sana Al-Ahmar Duration: 8:40

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MDSI AND MY AGED CARE

POSTED: 25th June 2019

Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative (MDSI) is a My Aged Care Service Provider. If you are over the age of 65 years, you may be eligible for these services.

To see how you can receive services subsidised by the government, please call the My Aged Care Service on 1800 200 422

When seeking assistance ask for MDSI as your preferred provider.

If you would like to attend our programs, the referral that you will require is Social Support Group with Transport OR Social Support Individual with Transport.

MDSI and My Aged Care offer a large range of services, which include but are not limited to:

  • Personal Care
  • Home Cleaning
  • Shopping
  • Respite
  • Social Support
  • Transport
  • Carers Group

If you have any questions, please call MDSI on 4627 1188 

** Our workers speak 20 languages **

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Wednesday
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MDSI Youth

Tutoring & Homework Help at Campbelltown

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Thursday
19
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Butterfly: Empowering Women Program

Life skills, coaching, planning, networking and mentoring.

10:00am to 1:00pm
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19
Sep 2019

Tea & Tots

Parents & kids group for ages 0 - 5 years.

10:00am to 12:00pm
AB Central, 52 Riverside Drive, Ai

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