Nexus Arts – ‘Creative Cohesion’

July 30, 2018 in MCCSA Activities, News

Nexus Arts, in partnership with the Multicultural Communities Council of SA, presents an intercultural community development program, working with musicians and communities from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Musicians are invited to apply to take part in the 2018-19 Community Musician Development Program ‘Creative Cohesion’ to gain skills and experience in leading community music workshops.

3 successful applicants will be mentored by experienced community arts practitioner Julian Ferraretto. Julian, a contemporary improvising violin player, has run music programs for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in London and Adelaide and has significant experience working in communities and with musicians from diverse backgrounds.

RENUMERATION

Each trainee will receive a payment of $1,350 to take part in the program. This will be paid in 3 instalments across the apprenticeship and assumes participation in all workshops and meetings, which will take place within the Adelaide metropolitan region. Dates of the workshops will be confirmed when candidates are short-listed.

Click here for more info  Community Musician Leadership Program ‘Creative Cohesion’ Information Document 2018-19

Click link to apply Community Musician Leadership Program ‘Creative Cohesion’ Application Form 2018

Media Release – New SAMEAC Board

June 26, 2018 in Media Release

Mrs. Miriam Cocking – Chairperson MCCSA
Media Release – 26/06/18

On behalf of MCCSA I would like to congratulate the newly appointed board of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission (SAMEAC) for the period of 1 July 2018 until 30 June 2020.

The MCCSA welcomes the incoming chair Mr Norman Schueler OAM and his eleven member team appointed to serve on this very important board.

As the Peak multicultural community organisation in South Australia working to support, enable, advocate for and collaborate with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, we look forward to collaborative working relationship with the new SAMEAC team in our pursuance of a successful multicultural South Australia.

Full membership of the Commission is as follows:
• Mr Norman Schueler, OAM
• Mrs Antonietta Cocchiaro
• Mr Mario Romaldi
• Dr (Ms) Ning Zhang
• Mr George Chin
• Dr (Mr) Sridar Nannapaneni
• Mrs Adriana Christopoulos
• Mr Admad Zraika
• Ms Thuy Phan
• Mrs Laura Adzanku
• Mr Muhama Yotham
• Dr (Mr) Valdis Tomanis mbers

We wish them all the best during their two year term as they embark on their mission to build a strong cohesive society and promote Australian shared values.

For further information: MCCSA’s Office – 08 83455266

Expanded Australian Multicultural Council

June 26, 2018 in Media Release

Mrs. Miriam Cocking – Chairperson MCCSA
Media Release – 26/06/18

On behalf of MCCSA I would like to congratulate the new 13 member Australian Multicultural Council announced by the Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, The Hon Alan Tudge MP. In particular the Board congratulates Ms. Helena Kyriazopoulos, the CEO of the MCCSA in her reappointed role for a second term to the AMC.
As the Peak multicultural community organisation in South Australia working to support, enable, advocate for and collaborate with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, we welcome these multicultural ambassadors wholeheartedly in their appointed roles as we look forward to engaging with them deliver positive outcomes for our diverse migrant community.
We wish them all the best during their three year term as they embark on their mission to provide much needed advice to our federal government on ways to promote integration and Australian shared values.
The Australian Multicultural Council members are:

Dr Sev Ozdowski AM, Chair*
Ms Leila Abukar
Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO, Deputy Chair*
Mr Craig Foster
Mrs Charlotte Vidor*
Ms Claudine Menegazzo
Mr Vasan Srinivasan*
Mr Tsebin Tchen
Ms Helena Kyriazopoulos*
Mr Jason Yeap OAM
Mr Abeselom Nega
Ms Marina Hogan
Ms Anthea Hancocks

*current serving members
For further information: MCCSA’s Office – 08 83455266

Media Release – Expansion of Ethnic Language Education

June 20, 2018 in Media Release

Helena Kyriazopoulos – CEO MCCSA
Media Release – 20/06/18

The Multicultural Communities Council of SA Inc welcomes the South Australian Government’s initiative to expand the out-of-school-hours language program beyond primary school level.

MCCSA CEO Helena Kyriazopoulos said language plays an important part in our life defining our identity and allowing us the ability to connect and communicate with one another. We believe an expanded language program in our schooling institutions will immensely benefit and enrich the 174 languages currently spoken in SA homes (2016 ABS report).

“Learning English is imperative for new migrants as it provides one with a sense of belonging and freedom to make informed choices in their daily lives and contribute to their local community,” she said.
“Equally important, communities should be supported to maintain their culture and languages. It is well known that learning a second language is a benefit.”

I congratulate the Education Minister John Gardner for introducing measures to tackle the decline of language education in our schools. Multilingualism is good for the economy. SA will reap a range of long-term rewards from this initiative, from more successful exports to a more innovative workforce, Ms Kyriazopoulos said.

“Being multilingual is a positive move as language diversity assists in business growth and today’s school children will have the intercultural capabilities needed to succeed in a globalised world.”

For further information: MCCSA’s Office – 08 83455266

National Volunteer Week 2018

May 21, 2018 in News

This week we celebrate National Volunteer Week; we acknowledge all the wonderful MCCSA volunteers. You play such a vital role in supporting our work and our communities. From the Team at the MCCSA we say thank you, ευχαριστώ, köszönöm, Շնորհակալություն, hvala vam, děkuj, danke, תודה, 감사합니다, ありがと, grazie, dziękuję, paldies, спасибо, நன்றி , gracias, Дякую, teşekkür ederim, hvala, 唔該, شكرا, mahadsanid, tɛnki, salamat, merci, धन्यवाद, kadrin chhe, cảm ơn bạn, សូមអរគុណអ្នក, terima kasih.