The easiest thing you can do is believe in a better situation for refugees and carry that belief and spread it wherever you go and to whoever you talk to”. Riyanna, aged 13.
“I recently read The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do, who fled Vietnam and travelled on a small boat with 40 relatives as a toddler, got attacked by pirates and arrived in Cabramatta, Sydney, Australia. After arrival, his parents worked day and night sewing and running a duck farm, so Anh and his brother could afford […]
Amendment (Coercive Control) Bill 2022Prepared and submitted by: Mary Hilmi IntroductionWestern Sydney Migrant Resource Centre (Western Sydney MRC) is a community-based non-profit organisation established to relieve the situation of people and communities actively and directly from diverse backgrounds whose social condition finds them disadvantaged. We aim to promote the principles of access and equity for […]
It was a busy morning at Western Sydney MRC as our office has just begun reopening to the staff since lockdown. We were delighted to be welcoming Mr Chris Minns, Leader of the NSW Labor Party and Mr Stephen Kamper, the Shadow Minister for Small Business, Property and Multiculturalism, for a roundtable discussion and a presentation of our recent Pulse report. Joining them was the local Liverpool city councillor Mr Nathan Hagarty, ex-chair of the Western Sydney MRC board.
At Western Sydney MRC our MiWork employment program continued to operate and facilitate training online to support those who were registered in the program. The MiWork employment program aims to assist individuals in identifying their skills and interests and begin career pathways towards success. The program is designed to create strategies that generate employment opportunities. This program will provide career and further education advice for the betterment of your future.
Soccer and golf have been mashed together to create Footgulf. Our amazing youth group also got to learn how to travel to Sydney City and North Sydney. We were able to facilitate and provide new opportunities for young people to develop new skills and interests, their capacity to be independent, and their access to wider Sydney is one of the important goals of the youth program.
The Social Outfit is a social enterprise based in Newtown that functions to promote employment within the fashion industry amongst people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. This includes training in clothing production, retail, design and marketing; empowering people through the development of skills whilst working to eliminate risks of social isolation.
Western Sydney MRC partnered with Football Federation Australia and the Western Sydney Wanderers to Introduce a Pilot MiniRoos Settlement Program into Western Sydney
For Casework and Emergency Relief, we have already seen over 350 individual clients, between January and February this year.
Western Sydney MRC is celebrating the NSW Youth Week by organising a Multicultural Arts Night for youth 15-18 years on Friday 20th of April at PCYC Liverpool, the night is sponsored by Liverpool City Council and supported by PCYC Liverpool.
The Rock & Water program aims to take individuals on a journey of self-discovery, promoting confidence and strength through verbal, emotional and physical expression.