Like most children, Noran Zahrooni was terrified of starting school today. But it wasn’t teachers or lessons that had him anxious. The six-year-old and his family arrived in Australia late last year after fleeing war-torn Syria. Father Farhan Zahrooni told SBS his son was traumatised by the conflict and struggled to understand he was now […]
The New Year period of the lunar calendar starts today, Friday, January 24, and is considered by many Asian cultures as a time for people to gather as families and reflect on positive times ahead.
December 5, 2013 Volunteers offer warm welcome to new arrivals SSI acknowledges volunteers' year of giving to the vulnerable on International Volunteer Day
September 3, 2013 NSW Police extends a friendly welcome to asylum seekers NSW Police officers are available to help members of the community and that living in Sydney is generally safe for newcomers – this was the message delivered by Gladesville police recently to a group of asylum seekers now living in the city.
August 26, 2013 The Settlement Services International Community Kitchen, established this month in Ryde for new asylum seeker arrivals, is a place to nourish the body and the soul. Sydney chef and café owner Luigi De Luca today prepared a delicious Persian-inspired lunch for SSI clients.
July 11, 2013 Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward, today launched the Multicultural Foster Care Service, a new provider of out-of-home care services specifically for children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, managed by Settlement Services International (SSI).
May 10, 2013 In anticipation of Mothers’ Day this Sunday, Settlement Services International (SSI) today celebrated the new life in Australia of a group of 50 refugees and mothers at a special lunch event held in Auburn.
April 11, 2013 As the cooler weather settles in, many new arrivals to our city will be facing their first winter with few warm clothes and suitable shoes. Donations of clean, used clothing in good condition and blankets are being sought by Settlement Services International (SSI), a not-for-profit organisation and primary provider of services to asylum seekers, refugees and humanitarian entrants.
March 21, 2013 Settlement Services International (SSI) celebrated Harmony Day 2013 with around 200 of its clients and guests, including local Gladesville police officers, who gathered for a barbecue and live music at Ryde today.
March 5, 2013 For the first time in Australia, through a collaboration between Legal Aid NSW and Settlement Services International (SSI), people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds will be connected to accessible legal services.