Empower refugees as they embark on employment and education pathways
SSI Mosaic Gala celebrates Australia’s diverse cultures while raising funds for two key refugee initiatives:
Ignite® Small Business Start-ups and Refugee Scholarships.
Friday, November 15, 2019
Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
Guest speaker 2019
Anh Do is one of Australia’s most famous comedians, authors and actors … as well as being a hilarious public speaker. His book The Happiest Refugee, based on his experience leaving Vietnam and settling in Australia, won him Indie Book of the Year in 2011.
Master of Ceremonies
Sunil Badami, a bon vivant, raconteur and flâneur who’s written for publications inter/nationally, has appeared on stage and hosted his own national radio show.
There will be spectacular multicultural entertainment, with groups representing three cultures from around the world.
Settlement Services International is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential.
We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.
Last year SSI provided services to nearly 27,000 refugees, humanitarian entrants and other vulnerable people.
The SSI Mosaic Gala raises 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.
The SSI Mosaic Gala is a ticketed, fundraising, black-tie gala dinner with an international/multicultural theme that showcases Australia’s diverse cultures.
There is a tantalising degustation menu featuring cuisines from various cultures and entertainment is provided by groups presenting traditional dance and musical performances.
SSI’s Gala is a dazzling mosaic: bringing many different elements together to form a beautiful whole.
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.