More than 800 people shared in a celebration of culture and connection during a recent Refugee Week event held by SMRC. Delivered in partnership with South East Community Links (SECL) and the City of Casey and supported by Melbourne City Football Club, the event showcased cultural dance, music, poetry and fashion. Attendees engaged with 23 … Continued
An artwork by Casey resident, artist and SMRC Bicultural Worker Mirwais Janbaz was recently featured in a Refugee Week Art Exhibition held by the Department of Home Affairs to celebrate 2022 Refugee Week. A self-taught artist, Mirwais shared with event attendees the story of his art and his journey as a refugee from Afghanistan via … Continued
SMRC was recently invited by the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) to share our experience of supporting a bicultural workforce through our Diverse Care business and Bicultural Services with audiences at their national conference, held in Melbourne. Sharon Smith, SMRC’s Senior Manager of Diverse Care and Settlement Services shared her insights into … Continued
SMRC would like to congratulate Abdullahi Ibrahim on being recognised by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) for his work in helping community youth and youths in custody over the last two years.
On the 19th of March, four members of the SMRC Board; Mr. Malik Atif Mahmood (Chairperson), Mr. Ponniah Anandajayasekeram, Mr. Abdullahi Ibrahim, and Mr. Hafez Abdul Wahab, attended the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) Gala Dinner.
Bernadette first joined the SMRC’s Tai Chi program in 2017 with the goal of improving her balance as well as her physical and emotional wellbeing. She is also currently part of our Strengths program. She has a positive outlook on life and has often stated that she has been empowered through her education. This approach … Continued