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
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
- Social Support
- Carers Group
If you have any questions, please call MDSI on 4627 1188
** Our workers speak 20 languages **
POSTED: 20th June 2019
On Monday, 17 June 2019, MDSI celebrated Refugee Week 2019 at Campbelltown Civic Centre.
This free community event was attended by over 100 people and other other community organisations.
Guest speakers included Karin Vasquez, CEO MDSI, Cr. Masood Chowdhury, Campbelltown City Council and Paul Power, CEO Refugee Council. Two refugees who have been in Australia for less than 5 years also spoke about their journey and life in Australia (copies of transcripts from Paul Power and Wafa Hamadi below).
We also had a number of performances including Tibetan dancing, Adora from Sierra Leone performed two songs and Lucky African Dance and Drumming played and ran a workshop.
Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and to celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.
Refugee Week provides a platform where positive images of refugees can be promoted in order to create a culture of welcome throughout the country. The ultimate aim of the celebration is to create better understanding between different communities and to encourage successful integration enabling refugees to live in safety and to continue making a valuable contribution to Australia.
Campbelltown is one of 165 refugee welcome Zones in Australia. In committing to this initiative, councils demonstrate their public support for refugees and people seeking asylum, whilst acknowledging the important contributions refugees make to society. Historically, local governments have played an important role in promoting the social inclusion of diverse communities linked to Australia’s migration and humanitarian programs.
POSTED: 21st May 2019
On Monday, 20 May 2019 MDSI’s Settlement Program held an Iftar event at Campbelltown Council Civic Centre.
The event was very successful with nearly 100 people attending, including representatives from Campbelltown Council, NSW Police, Interfaith Group and Ability Links.
The occasion was celebrated with delicious food and provided a wonderful opportunity for old friends to catch up and new friendships to be made.
POSTED: 06th May 2019
MDSI remembers those who have served and died, in war and operation service, around the world.
On the 24th of April 2019 MDSI's Filipino, Laotian and Men's Group joined Greg Warren MP, volunteers and staff to commemorate ANZAC Day.
* April 25 was officially named ANZAC Day in 1916. It marks the first day the Australian and New Zealand troops saw military action in Gallipoli during the First World War. On ANZAC Day we commemorate the anniversary and remember all who've served. Lest We Forget.
POSTED: 04th April 2019
SSI's FutureAbility Project has launched a multilingual hotline and website that provide easily accessible information on disability and the NDIS in 14 languages.
POSTED: 27th March 2019 SOURCE: SBS Arabic Radio 21st March 2019
Sana Al-Ahmar discusses MDSI's Harmony Day Event
(This audio is copyright to SBS)
Program: SBS Arabic Radio Interviewer: Ghassan Nakhoul & Manal Al-Ani Interviewee: Sana Al-Ahmar Duration: 1:02