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Youth Collective

Youth Collective empowers young people from migrant, refugee and multicultural backgrounds to participate in activities that help shape service delivery planning, implementation and outcomes that impact them.

Inaugural Homelands tour lights up Refugee Week 2019

Rhythmic vibrations, captivating performances and audience singalongs epitomised the first ever Homelands Tour as artists from refugee backgrounds came together in a musical collaboration to celebrate Refugee Week 2019. 

SSI pledges support ahead of Global Refugee Forum

SSI will be participating in the Global Refugee Forum (GRF) next week in Geneva. Making pledges at the GRF is an opportunity to contribute to a collective effort aimed at improving the lives of refugees and foster sustainable solutions.

National DFV consultation kicks off in Logan

National Children’s Commissioner leads inaugural Queensland roundtable that raises the voices of children from CALD backgrounds impacted by family and domestic violence.

Iraqi newcomer balances community work with volunteering and claims ‘volunteering is good for the soul!’

International Volunteer Day, held annually on December 5, is an opportunity to celebrate the important role volunteers, like Welcome Ambassador Ms. Alaa Al Karam, play in connecting communities and enhancing people’s lives.

SSI welcomes new ‘community sponsorship’ program

Refugee support agency Settlement Services International (SSI) commends the Federal Government for the roll out of its national ‘community sponsorship’ program. 

Digital inclusion and family separation remain problems for refugees despite resilience during pandemic

Newly arrived refugees in Australia have been resilient in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research launched this week by Settlement Services International and Western Sydney University.

In conversation: SSI New Beginnings Ambassador Shyamla Eswaran talks diversity at New Beginnings Festival.

This annual festival brings thousands of Sydneysiders together to enjoy the creative, culinary and artistic talents of people from refugee, migrant and First Nations backgrounds.

Refugee actor forges new life in Australia while his latest film awaits release

Award-winning actor Faridullah Mohibi is grateful he and his family have found a new home in Australia after fleeing Afghanistan but he has fears for the colleagues he left behind.

Cultural leader named Third Sector’s Influencer of the Year

SSI nominee Bashar Hanna OAM was one of 10 social change-makers announced winners at the 2021 Third Sector Awards, an annual award celebrating leadership and innovation in the purpose and impact-driven sector.

Generous donor gives laptops to refugee families struggling with homeschooling

Many refugee families attempting to homeschool during lockdown are finding it particularly difficult without access to suitable technology.

Refugee mother faced with unique challenges during lockdown

Single mother and refugee Yasameen Al-Natrawee fled Iraq seeking temporary refuge in Malaysia, where she lived while waiting for a humanitarian visa.