SSI News Blog

Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2018 at SSI

Captured is a crowd of people at a festival.

Sunday July 8 signalled the start of NAIDOC Week 2018, a time in which SSI celebrates the past, present and future contributions of our nation’s Indigenous people and their heritage. This year’s theme was ‘Because of her, we can’, which provided a fantastic opportunity to recognise the past and current contributions of Indigenous women to Australian society.

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Creating more inclusive communities

Participants of the train the trainer session receive their certificates and resources to champion inclusiveness in their communities.

Settlement Services International (SSI) has been working on a joint initiative with the Disability Inclusion office at the Department of Family & Community Services (FACS), the NSW Business Chamber and seven local government areas to foster more inclusive communities for people with disability, particularly those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

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Success stories

Quang Nyugen an entrepreneur with disability breaking down barriers

Entrepreneur with disability establishes business.No-one knows more about the barriers people with disability face every day than someone with a lifetime of first-hand experience. But what can apparently be a drawback has been used by Yagoona resident Quang Nyugen as a drive to establish his own business, while also finding a way to help the community.

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