Creative Siblings

Joint Activity Siblings Project Closing and Community Voices Event
July 01 2013 (closed project)


Final workshop Preview Pictures !!


Workshop 09.06.13 – Pictures

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW Inc.

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A day to acknowledge Siblings who have a brother or sister with disability

10-12 Hutchinson St, Granville NSW 2142
Date: 1 July 2013 Time: 11am – 1pm

  • Acknowledgment of Country Flloza Beker
  • Welcome Anela Sibila – MDAA Actg. CEO
  • The Sibling Project Overview Susan Laguna – Advocacy Team Leader and George Ayoub – MDAA Siblings Consultant
  • Feedback Gladyss Panoncillo
  • DVD Siblings Project Presentation
  • Feedback Catherine Vanisi
  • Distribution of Gifts to Siblings Participants Anita Sharma, SSDO ADHC
  • Distribution of Certificates to CV Parramatta Councill Representative
  • Closing Remarks Hon. Tony Issa, MP for Granville

Siblings Project is Funded by NSW Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Department of Family and Community Services
CV Training partially funded by Parramatta Council
Light Refreshments Provided

Please R.S.V.P. by Friday 28 June 2013, call MDAA on 9891 6400 or call George Ayoub 0428 473 771

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The Project

The CALD Sibling Support Network is a pilot project providing networking opportunities for young people between 10 to 18 years of age from CALD backgrounds who have a brother or sister with disability.

The project will comprise of three stages including

  • Creative ideas camps,
  • Intensive digital media workshops: production, promotion and distribution
  • Web-based communication/Leadership workshops.

The CALD Sibling Support Network is a project of Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association Inc. (MDAA) and is funded through the agency Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC), Department of Family And Community Services (FACS).

This year, the project focused on young people living in broad range of regions across Sydney and also provided the opportunity for previous participants to continue to develop their skills. We believe that disabilities, illness, and mental health issues affect the lives of all family members. Consequently, we want to increase the peer support and information opportunities for brothers and sisters of people with special needs and to increase parents and providers understanding of sibling issues.

The aim of the project is to develop and maintain sustainable networks of siblings of young people with a disability from NES/CALD background. The CALD Sibling Support Network Project will build resilience, develop leadership capacity, increase awareness and providing opportunities to develop the tools and resources to share and obtain further health and other information for young people participating in the program.

At the beginning of 2012 young people who participated in the training in previous years and this year held an exhibition of their work. It was attended by young people, their families and friends as well as representatives from MDAA, ADHC. Participants were presented with certificates of achievement and the completed DVD of the collection of their work.

For further information and current activities details, please contact George Ayoub on 0428 473 771

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