FRIDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2018
The Ivy Ballroom, Sydney
Re-live the Program and Highlights
of the Mosaic Gala 2017
For a taste of what is to come....
Matt Okine, ARIA award winning comedian, radio presenter & TV star of ABC 'Short Cuts to Glory' & Stan's 'The Other Guy' fame, began his career by becoming a national Triple J RAW finalist at the age of 18. He has gone on to win multiple awards for his stand-up comedy, toured the world and appeared on countless TV shows.
Master of Ceremonies
Sunil Badami, a bon vivant, raconteur & flâneur who’s written for publications inter/nationally, appeared on stage & hosted his own national radio show.
Sirens Dance will enthrall us with the spectacle of Bollywood. Lucky African Drum and Dance celebrate African culture through music & dance.
The SSI Mosaic Gala will be a ticketed, fundraising, black-tie gala dinner with an international/multicultural theme that showcases Australia’s diverse cultures.
There will be a tantalising degustation menu featuring cuisines from various cultures and entertainment will be provided by groups presenting traditional dance and musical performances.
It will be a dazzling mosaic: bringing many different elements together to form a beautiful whole.
The 2018 SSI Mosaic Gala will raise funds to support two SSI refugee programs: Ignite Small Business Start-ups and Refugee Scholarships.
SSI Refugee Scholarships were created to minimise the financial barriers experienced by refugees as they participate in the NSW education system. The scholarships directly support people from refugee backgrounds in NSW to achieve independence.
SSI Ignite Small Business Starts-ups facilitates business creation for people from refugee backgrounds who are passionate to establish a small business or expand an existing one.
Photo: Adi Tefera photographed by William Robinson in Summer Hill, Sydney.
Settlement Services International (SSI) is a leading, community-based, not-for-profit humanitarian organisation providing a range of services, including refugee and migrant settlement in NSW.
SSI has operated since 2000 and in 2017 more than 19,520 vulnerable clients came through it's doors, of which over 10,000 were refugees, humanitarian entrants and asylum seekers.
Why We Do What We Do
SSI believes that providing appropriate support to refugee and humanitarian entrants in their initial settlement is crucial to their long-term success living in the Australian community.
Our settlement services promote our clients’ economic and personal wellbeing, independence and community connectedness, so they can become fully-functioning members of society.