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Small Stone is under the auspices of the MDAA.
For National Youth Week, MDAA celebrated Small Stone’s young people’s diverse talents and their many achievements. The initiative is funded by Youth Opportunities Program of the Department of Education. The celebration was hosted by MDAA in conjunction with Parramatta City Council and was held at Parramatta Town Hall.
We thank the officials who attended the event and spoke about the importance of youth initiatives in Western Sydney.
Hon John Ajaka Minister for Ageing, Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Multiculturalism as well as the Minister responsible for youth affairs opened the event and spoke about the potential for all young people from culturally and linguistically diverse background with disability to contribute and participate in society.
Hon Julie Finn, Member for Granville presented on youth initiatives in the Granville community. Hon Sophie Cotsis, Shadow Minister for Women, Shadow Minister for Disability Services, Shadow Minister for Ageing and Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism spoke about her plans to increase participation of young people from CALD backgound with disability.
Dr Geoff Lee MP Member for Parramatta presented on the youth initiatives in the Parramatta region. There were also speakers: Stephen Booth – Principal of Coleman Greig’s Employment Law Team, Gerard Hayes – Business Development Officer – Northcott Employment, Thomas Kuzma – Blogger Austism Spectrum
Association (ASPECT) with a video presentation from NDCO.MDAA is raising funds for the NSW Network of Women with Disability which is part of MDAA. All Fundraising Committee money raised will be donated to the network. We will be holding a barbeque event. Location: North Parramatta Bunnings 1-9 North Rocks Road North Rocks NSW 2151 Time: 9:00am-3:00pm. MDAA will be continuing these barbeque fundraising events on the last Friday of each month at Bunnings North Parramatta. Future fundraising projects will be held at local shopping centres throughout the year. All money raised will also go to the NSW Network of Women with Disability.
“The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW Inc (MDAA) is a peak body in New South Wales providing advocacy for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and non-English speaking (NES) backgrounds with disability, their families and carers.
Since 1995, MDAA has been advocating for the rights of people with disability from CALD/NES backgrounds, their families and carers for better outcomes and improved access to services, opportunities and participation in the disability sector”.
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