ZEST Awards are pleased to announce 5 nominees from the Liverpool local government area –
nominees represent the categories for Exceptional Community Partnership Project in a Local Government Area, Outstanding Voluntary Group/Organisation and Hall of Fame.
Mayor of Liverpool City Council, Ned Mannoun, recognises the nominees for their contributions to the community.
“I’m delighted to see so many nominees from the Liverpool area. We have a wealth of experienced employees and volunteers working in the community sector who achieve great things everyday” said Mayor Mannoun.
“I’d like to particularly congratulate the Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre who run amazing programs to connect new migrants with their community.”
Meet the nominees:
Anh Nguyen – nominated for Hall of Fame
Anh Nguyen, a Vietnamese refugee has over 10 year’s experience working in the community sector in Western Sydney. Anh has worked for a number of youth focused organisations and established successful programs focusing on mentoring and support programs to educate younger members of the community.
Cultural Connect Project – nominated for Exceptional Community Partnership Project in a Local Government Area
Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre has been running the Cultural Connect Playgroups in partnership with Mission Australia on a weekly basis for the past two years. They operate out of two locations, Liverpool and Busby. The playgroups support migrant and refugee families with children aged 0 – 5 years of age, families from small emerging communities and extended family members.
Finding My Place – nominated for Exceptional Community Partnership Project in a Local Government Area
Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections and Sydney Community Foundation are working together to improve the life of women and their families in the local community by running a Place Based Program in Warwick Farm.
The CALD Project – nominated for Exceptional Community Partnership Project in a Local Government Area
A partnership between Partners in Recovery (PIR) & Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) addresses system gaps and builds capacity to improve service responses for people with mental illness from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, particularly those from refugee or humanitarian backgrounds.
Community Visitors Scheme – nominated for Outstanding Voluntary Group/Organisation
Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) has been running the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) for over 15 years. The program aims to enrich the quality of life of Aged Care residents who have been identified as being lonely or socially isolated and would bene
fit from having a regular friendly visitor.
The ZEST Awards is an event led by peak body Western Sydney Community Forum and showcases the achievements of the community sector. This year ZEST Awards
2016’s key partners include TRICommunity Exchange Inc., WESTIR Ltd., Western Sydney University, TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute and Transport for NSW.
Winners will be announced at the 2016 ZEST Awards on Wednesday, 24 February at ANZ Stadium.
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