The Welcome Dinner Project 2017 Thursday 9th March 2017. With such an amazing response to Liverpool’s Welcome Dinner in 2016, held at the Liverpool MRC, The Welcome Dinner Project came together again with Liverpool MRC and Liverpool City Council to host a second. The Venue – Casula Powerhouse Casula Powerhouse was built in 1951 by the NSW Electricity Commission, the […]
Western Sydney MRC is an essential service providing ongoing support to our clients and community. Our volunteers have continued to be part of the MRC Family supporting us to deliver services across many programs.
‘The Girl from Mumbai’ is a wonderful story of values, determination and service. Told by a sector colleague, Melissa Montero story is uniquely hers but resonates with any readers that value their fellow human.
On 13 June 2021, Sumer Association partnered with Western Sydney MRC to hold the ‘Sound of Terra’ festival as an early kick-off to Refugee Week. The Sound of Terra event was a resounding success, with around 300 people in attendance, including numerous VIPs.
Redfern Town Hall was transformed into an art gallery for a night with guests traveling from all over Sydney to attend the Curious Dreams magazine launch. The magazine launch and exhibition were the concluding events from a project run in partnership with Sydney-based photographer and educator, Saskia Wilson. The project involved a series of ten participatory photography workshops, providing young people with the space to express themselves and to take ownership of their story, telling it in the way they wanted it to be known. It was interesting to note that the conveying of such experiences through a creative outlet encouraged the revelation of tales that may otherwise have remained unknown.
Coffee with a Cop is a project aimed at increasing positive interactions between residents and police officers. This event is held all over the world including Australia and has been successful in breaking down barriers between the overage community and the police officers.
This initiative from IGBO community Australia in conjunction with Western Sydney MRC and the Moroccan Sydney Association. Was put together to create a platform for the African community to bond and share the rich African heritage with the wider Australian society and to highlight collective challenges and accomplishments to government representatives: His Excellency Mr Karim Medrek, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Morocco, Dr Geoff Lee MP, Member for Parramatta representing NSW Premier Liverpool City Mayor, Wendy Waller, Ms Anne Stanley MP representing Hon Bill Shorten, just to name a few.
In recognition of Refugee Week and United Nations International Yoga Day, our staff and clients joined YogaHive in a lunchtime yoga practice, held at KGV Recreation Centre. Along with presentations and there was delicious Addison Road Street Food Markets, with refugee and asylum seeker market holders showcasing food from their part of the world. We accompanied 24 Syrian and Iraqi refugees to the YogaHive ‘Belong’ event. Everyone participated in an aboriginal smoking ceremony, yoga class and delicious lunch. The yoga was thoroughly enjoyed and the participants have asked for more classes to help them relax and feel health.
DropZone is a smorgasbord of activities including, DanceFit, BoxFit, Circuit Training, Mui Thai and more and encourages our young people to stay fit and active. Alongside the physical program, healthy lifestyle activities including snack and food preparation also incorporated.