“Make each Small Stone count”
We can all create ripples in the water
Under the auspices of MDAA NSW Inc, ‘Small Stone’ is a project built on the philosophy that everyone should be equally valued and to feel included in the community to increase participation, as everyone has something to contribute because each small stone counts.
Small Stone Project is capacity building workshops that looks at barriers and opportunities for young people with disability. The project is for young people run by young people. Lead by the Small Stone Project Advisory Committee (SSPAC) which consist of 5 young people from CALD/NESB, and 2 community services providers.
The aim of the project is to promote inclusion and participation of young people aged 16 – 25 from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) / non-English speaking background (NESB) with disability.
Small Stone aims to:
- Identify barriers and come up with strategies and recommendations for increased inclusion and participation of young people in the community
- Develop practical training and workshops focusing on personal/professional development, to empower young people to;
- actively participate in the broader community and;
- participate in post school options and employment
The project has 4 main components:
- Social inclusion and active community participation component
- Peer Mentoring – learning from each other’s experiences and expertise
- Personal/Professional Development – practical workshops that boost confidence
- Taking Action – setting personal goals that work towards achieving individual aspirations.
For more information contact William Bagatcholon – Project Officer on 02 9891 6400.
“All young people from CALD/NESB with disability, count and have equal right to be included and actively participate in the community”