POSTED: 23rd September 2019
Volunteers from across South Western Sydney recognised for their outstanding contribution to volunteering at a special ceremony in Campbelltown.
The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards is an annual program run by The Centre for Volunteering which has grown to become one of the largest celebrations of volunteering across the country. The ceremony recognises the enormous contribution volunteers make to their local communities and is a way to say thank you for their dedication and commitment.
MDSI congratulates all award recipients and our Volunteers, Robert Scorsone and Sawsan Wahba, who represented MDSI's Aged Care Team at the South Western Sydney/ Macarthur region ceremony held on the 17th of September 2019.
There is incredible value in being of service to others. Volunteers make a difference, thank you for caring.
POSTED: 03rd September 2019
Mentoring for Employment for Refugees and Migrants in Macarthur.
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.
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.
We need volunteer mentors now, but the program and training will commence early in 2020. Applications are due by 15 November 2019.
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:
P. 02 46271188
M. 0419 751 552
POSTED: 03rd September 2019 SOURCE: NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP) News 01st August 2019
Driving boosts work, study and life options.
POSTED: 13th August 2019
Letter of congratulations to MDSI and Kenneally's Funerals for running the 2019 Claymore Child & Family Blanket Drive.
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.
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.
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
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.
Collecting from now through to 12 July 2019
@MDSI, L3, 171 -179 Queen Street, Campbelltown
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.
All children and young people have the right to be free from physical, sexual and psychological violence.
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
POSTED: 25th June 2019 SOURCE: SBS Arabic Radio 17th June 2019
Sana Al-Ahmar discusses MDSI's Refugee Week 2019 event at Campbelltown Council.
(This audio is copyright to SBS)
Program: SBS Arabic Radio Interviewer: Australia Alyaom, Manal Al - Ani & Sanae Ouahib Interviewee: Sana Al-Ahmar Duration: 8:40