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

Bright future ahead for new Australian Dana Al Samaan

Dana is a young woman from Syria who came to Australia</p><pOriginally from Syria, Dana came to Australia via Iraq in search of safety.

I was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. Syria is the country where I attended school and university for free, where I enjoyed safety and security, where I learned to communicate and respect others even when we have differences in religion, thought, doctrine or ideology,” she said.

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