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Wednesday, 29 April 2015, at 5:30 p.m.  at Kings Street Mall ,Rockdale 2216

The Advance Diversity Services and it’s Nepalese Reference Group members with the support of Rockdale City Council  would like to invite and welcome you to a Candle Light Vigil to reflect on the recent tragic Earthquake in Nepal and show support for the victims and survivors of this devastating event. The Vigil takes place on Wednesday, 29 April 2015  at Kings Street Mall Rockdale and commences at 5:30 pm. The program will include a collective prayer and moment of silence lead by staff of the Advance Diversity Services , a candle lighting ceremony and an exchange of reflections and thoughts as well as messages of hope for the people of Nepal. This special event will show love & respect for those who affected by the Earthquake and their families.

On the 19th of March 2015, Harmony Day was celebrated gloriously in the city of Kogarah. The Kogarah Library was filled with over a hundred enthusiastic personals, including the Mayor of Kogarah Council, Michael Platt and the Chairperson of Advance Diversity Services(ADS), Ruth Fyfe. The event was organised by ADS, along with the Kogarah City Council, in the wake of the SMGRC Cultural Hub Project: which provided the Hijab Styling, the exciting Henna Tattoos, the stall filled with delicious aroma of the food from the Bengali, Nepali and Arabic backgrounds, and a graceful Nepali dance performance held for crowd entertainment by a ADS Nepali Dance Group, dressed in their ravishing and colourful clothing. The exciting Harmony Day Write-off Contest was held, in the midst of all the celebration and the winners went home happily with their awards. All in all, it was a successful, yet harmonious day, filled with smiles and laughter.


On the 19th of  March 2015, Advance Diversity Services’s Cultural Hub Project, provided Chinese calligraphy and painting workshop at the 3 Bridges Harmony Day celebration. There were many different varieties of cultures present, who all had the golden opportunity to learn the beautiful art of Chinese calligraphy and painting. This provided a wonderful chance for the Chinese cultural arts to have a further upcoming in the society.

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Bullying should not happen to anyone 

On 23 January 2015 Summer School Holidays Youth Camp held at the Advance Diversity Services (ADS), Rockdale. The activities started in the morning with an information session on how to prevent bullying and self-care by St George Youth Services  and continued with St George Local Area Command Police information session, games and Tie & Dye T Shirt Painting Workshop. There were twenty five young migrants from various cultural backgrounds participated in this camp and the feedback from the participants and the parents were very positive.

The media article has been written by Era Sharma who was an active participant in this youth camp which was published on “Nepalipathra fortnightly community newspaper.

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The St George Migrant Resource Centre is happy to announce the publication of a research paper, ‘Love stories: understanding the caring journeys of aged Greek-Australian carers’.  (more…)

The Advance Diversity Services (ADS) is a proud supporter of the South Eastern Sydney Recovery College, a pioneering educational initiative in Australia, focused on learning and growth for better mental health. The College offers comprehensive education and training programs developed and delivered by people with a lived experience of mental illness and health professionals.

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We are happy to announce that the Advance Diversity Services is now delivering the Partners in Recovery Program in partnership and collaboration with lead organisation, South Eastern Sydney Medicare Local, agencies Neami National, Benevolent Society and Aftercare, and consortium members.

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ADS would like to announce that it now has funding to provide NEW home support services to older people and their carers living in the South East Sydney region.

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The 2012-2013 Annual Report has many achievements to celebrate and I am honoured to represent such a proactive and productive organisation as the Advance Diversity Services (SCMRC) Chairperson.

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