Etuti ( My Existence) organizes training for youth, children and teaches to discover the possibilities and qualities of leadership in them and strengthen them to work in various fields, Said Savina Dawood founder and Executive Director of Etuti. She confirmed activities include social responsibility, civic development and create opportunities to higher education.
"All of our expatriate people in Melbourne are invited to participate in the Chaldean Babylonian New Year celebration," said Haitham Maloka, secretary of the Australian Chaldean Federation in Victoria. "We hope this day bring us together because we are of one origin and we are proud of the heritage of our ancestors.
Every year the celebration is expanding. This year will include a royal procession then the official opening with nine guest speakers. Mr. Sargon Thomas, member of the temporary organizing committee of ceremonies in Melbourne told SBS, He added that there are many entertaining programs.
"We take advantage of all available social media to communicate with our community", said David David, President of the Assyrian Australian National Federation, and coordinator of the Committee for the Preparation of Assyrian New Year Festival. He also mentions about the local newspaper and web sites that had written about the event.
"We will provide a complimentary bus service to transport residents of Fairfield and surrounding areas from Fairfield station to the Assyrian new year festival in Fairfield showground all day from 10:00 am to 10:00pm." Mr David David said, chairperson of the preparatory committee said.
As part of Victoria's Cultural Diversity week celebrations, the Australian Assyrian Social Development Club (AASDC) partnering with the Assyrian Community of Victoria proudly present an all day celebrations on Sunday the 24th of March at Moomba Park Reserve Fawkner from 11 am to 7 pm . Listen to Kinda Haroun, secretary of AASDC speaking about this cross cultural event.
With a federal election due soon, the major parties and independents will be out spruiking their policies in the community.
There are several marginal seats destined to become major battlegrounds for votes, including the seat of Banks, one of Australia’s most multicultural areas.
In the lead-up to the election, SBS News has spoken to voters in Banks to find out what they think about the current state of Australian politics.
27 years Union works for women and our activities were messages to the whole community on women's rights, Said Marleen Yousif, head of the Regional Relations Office of the Assyrian Women's Union. She added that women are the whole society because they are half and protect the other half, so the union aims to push the society to define the rights of women in freedom and equality.
The Syriac Writer’s Union asked the Iraqi authorities to approve a Syriac TV channel and establishing a directorate of Syriac culture in Nineveh Plain, said Mr. Akad Murad , vice president of the Syrian Writer’s Union. He added that the Assyrian New Year Akito became a national day and a big celebration would be held in Baghdad.
Thousands to attend the Assyrian New Year festivities in Fairfield Showgrounds.The traditional celebration, which dates back more than 6000 years, takes place after the first new moon following the vernal equinox in late March. Listen to Mr David David, chairperson of the preparatory committee speaking, about an all day event from 10:00 am to 10:pm. "Assyrian live music, dancers, traditional food, variety stalls, games and rides for children." The festival concluded with a spectacular...
Mr Sam Youkhana Liberal candidate for the seat of Fairfield spoke to SBS Assyrian program about his $7 million commitment to upgrade Fairfield Showgrounds. Mr Youkhana discussed the issue of security and said "more CCTV cameras will increase community confidence and send a strong message to would-be criminals that if you do the wrong thing, you will be caught and punished."
Listen to the NSW Police Shadow Minister Guy Zangari speaking about labor’s programs on health, education and security for the Fairfield area.
We discussed the recent rise of illicit drugs, drive by shootings and crimes in Fairfield and surrounding suburbs.
“More police on the ground proactively walking in the streets of Fairfield and working with community groups to give a better result for the community.” Mr Zangari said.
He stressed that “ a need for a strong relationship between the...
Our Executive producer Wilson Younan pays tribute to women in their international Day. He says Sweden is an example of how the world has given women more rights as almost 50 percent of parliament members are women. He talks about women in our nation and the need to give them more opportunity and equality.
Andrew Rohan is a member of FCC and former member of the NSW Parliament. He explains the process of voting and who is eligible to vote and how to fill out the ballot paper. He finally advice's that voters should be very careful in voting the right way otherwise their vote will not be counted
Milan Maximovic is well known activist to the Assyrian community in Fairfield area. He was a finalist in the Australia citizen of the year. Recently he was elected on board of directors for The Australian Christian Nations Association as Assyrian liaison officer.
Milan is running as independent for the seat of Prospect in this year's state election. He told SBS that being independent will free him from a party policies and agendas and let him focus on matters that will serve the community...
Carmen Lazar talks about the second information trip to the town of Walla Walla in NSW and the interest shown by many Assyrians to settle in this regional town. She also talks about the latest meeting with Minister of Immigtration Hon David Coleman MP. Their discussion was about new types of visas that will be effective very soon
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Nineb Lamassu an activist and researcher said "We worked as a team to make the event at the British Museum a on 22 February 2019 successful. He added the aim was making the world to know that we are the descendants of those great Assyrians who gave humanity culture
David David, the commissioner of the Preparatory Committee, confirmed that many volunteers work day and night, especially on the night of the celebration, to organize and prepare the place to celebrate the Assyrian New Year and we pay tribute to their great efforts.