SSI News Blog

Mark June 20, 2015, in your diaries as we celebrate hope, unity and new beginnings on World Refugee Day!

Join SSI for a one-day celebration showcasing the cultural expressions and heritage of newly arrived artists and emerging communities, including talented SSI clients.

The festival, titled New Beginnings, is produced and presented by SSI as part of its Arts & Culture Program.

Festival line-up and volunteer opportunities on the day will be announced in early May.

Stay tuned!

Success stories

Karim's small business success while seeking asylum

Ignite Small Business Start-ups client Karim.Karim* arrived in Australia in 2012 to seek asylum when it became unsafe for him to stay in Iran.

An electrical engineer by trade and with a wealth of experience, he owned and operated his own business in his home town of Shiraz, Iran.

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