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The first Moonah Bazaar multicultural market will be held this weekend!The Moonah Bazaar is starting this Saturday 6th March at The Multicultural Hub from 10am to 2pm.

Come and join us!
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Syrian burek on the menu this week! Fried and served with beetroot hummus and Huweida’s delicious pickled peppers. Don't forget our extended opening hours! 9:30am until 2:30pm🤗

Menu - 3rd - 5th March

Tomato and haloumi toastie (V, VGO)
tomato, basil, haloumi and za’atar on pita - $9.50

Arayes
Syrian spiced beef flatbreads with salad - $12.00

Felafel sandwich
felafel, tahini, parsley and onion salad - $9.50

Falafel plate (VGO, GF)
chickpea and herb fritters with hummus, salads, olives and pickles - $15.00

Syrian burak
Fried cheese and spinach parcels with beetroot mutabbal and red capsicum pickle - $16.00

injera plate
Abebea’s braised goat with salad and pickled chillies - $18.00

Pickle plate – a selection of our pickles - $5.00

V = Vegetarian, VG = Vegan, GF = Gluten free, GFO = Gluten free option VGO = Vegan option

Menu subject to change.

Our Kitchen is located at the KGV Sports and Community Centre, Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy. Open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9:30am and 2:30pm.
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Recently the 2020 Australian Migration and Settlement Awards Ceremony took place, and MRC Tas was nominated as one of the top 3 finalists in the 'SETS Settlement Innovation' category for its project 'On Your Frequency'. This project uses SoundCloud to provide important information and advice to clients in multiple languages.

The MRC Tas Soundcloud channel has 220 audio tracks and counting, organised into playlists by language and topic. The tracks cover a range of topics, including important COVID-19 information, employment, disability, driving, mental health, citizenship and more. The audio tracks are recorded in multiple languages, as well as English.

soundcloud.com/mrc_tas_settlement

MRC Tas would like to congratulate Bendigo Community Health Services on winning the award for its project 'Coronavirus Bendigo Refugee Resource Hub', and Centacare FNQ which was also named as a finalist for its project 'COVID Savvy - Keeping Communities Safe and Connected'. Thank you to @Migration Council Australia - MCA for facilitating the Awards.
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1. Can you tell me a bit about yourself and what made you think about working in the Building and Construction Industry?

My name is Mahsa. I am 26 years old. I was born and grew up in Tehran - Iran. I am graduated from university as a civil engineer in year 2017. After graduation, I worked as a graduate civil engineer in civil and structural design field for 2 years in my home country. After that, I got married and migrated to Australia in 2020.

I chose to be a civil engineer since I was a teenager because I liked creating structures. I love to be part of the society and add value to it. Therefore, after moving to Australia, I started to make friends, look for volunteering work and after few months, I found a job as a civil engineer. Apart from my job, I still volunteer at two organizations called “Compassion” and “Dress For success” and enjoy helping others in life.

2. Can you share your experience in your current workplace?

I am working part-time as a civil engineer in a Civil and Water engineering consultancy company since November. There is a small friendly and professional team in this company and I have had the opportunity to be involved in some of their Civil and Hydrology projects. In my role, I receive different tasks through my manger. These tasks are mainly around drawing civil plans using tools such as AutoCad. My attention to the detail and interpreting the plans has been assisting me to progress well in this role.

3. What do you enjoy most in your work?

I really love civil engineering and love to learn and grow more every day. I believe being part of a successful company would enable people like me to learn, grow, and contribute to the economy of our state. I am very thankful of my current manager for providing this opportunity to me. He is a professional, kind and patient engineer and helps me a lot when I need his guidance.

4. Do you have any tips for people wanting to choose Civil Engineering for work?

I would recommend to anyone who is interested to become a civil engineer to get in touch with someone who is already in this field. This would allow them to experience what a working day is like for a civil engineer and what are the many opportunities that are ahead of us in the future. I would be more than happy to share my experiences with people perusing this path.
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The February edition of our newsletter is now available!

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BIG NEWS!!
We are extending our Kitchen opening hours from this week onwards, now open from 9:30am - 2:30pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

We will have coffee, treats and a changing menu of brunch dishes available. This week's menu is below. See you soon 😊😊

Menu: 24 – 26 Feb 2021

Tomato and haloumi toastie (V, VGO)
tomato, basil, haloumi and za’atar on pita - $9.50

Arayes
Syrian spiced beef flatbreads with salads - $12.00

Felafel sandwich
Felafel, tahini, tabouli, pickles - $9.50

Falafel plate (VG, GF)
chickpea and herb fritters with hummus, salads, olives and pickles - $15.00

Rice bowl (VGO, GF)
Potato and turmeric alicha, steamed basmati rice, yoghurt and pickles - $12.00

Injera plate
Kitfo – spiced beef stirfry with braised silverbeet, fresh cheese and pickled chilli - $18.00

Pickle Plate – a selection of our pickles - $5.00

V = Vegetarian, VG = Vegan, GF = Gluten free, GFO = Gluten free option VGO = Vegan option

Menu subject to change.

Our Kitchen is located at the KGV Sports and Community Centre, Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy. Open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9:30am and 2:30pm.
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1. Tell us a bit about yourself and what made you think about working in the Building and Construction Industry?

My name is Teddy Kadisha, I am 24 years old and I came from Congo. I had a curiosity since I was a kid of doing things with my hands and I always played around taking things apart putting things together. I had curiosity of building things construction wise. I always was interested in these things and though of improving my skills each time. So, I did a VET course in high school in construction which gave me more opportunity to learn about building & construction industry. This made my interest even more in this industry and the further I grew the more I learned.

2. Can you share your experience & your experience in apprenticeship program?

I did a brick laying course at Tafe for 3 months just to do something as I was sitting at home doing nothing and I was trying to find some work. I was lucky enough to get a job as a painter through my friend’s parents painting company. I worked there for 6 months while I was still looking for work as a carpenter, I did end up getting a carpenter & a joiner apprenticeship with Wilkins construction which was a 4-year program. I finished my apprenticeship in September, and I am a fully qualified carpenter & a joiner now. I really enjoyed my apprenticeship journey and am working as a full-time carpenter & joiner.

3. What do you enjoy most in your work?

I used to do both commercial and residential work. The first 3 years of my apprenticeship work was residential and the last year of my apprentice was commercial work that we did work in city for a year. I enjoy the hands-on work being out and not been in office for the whole day, things that I haven’t done before, you get to learn those things and built pretty cool things. Some work sites have some great views where I enjoy working the most.

4. Do you have any tips for people wanting to choose Carpentry as their career?

The best tip I can give is if you are interested then give it a try and don’t hesitate. Nothing is too hard to be done, be mentally strong and give it a go if you can’t get it straight away then don’t just give up straight away. When I started my work, I wasn’t the best and I didn’t know much at all. I had to put myself in this situation that I want to do this. I wanted to make sure that whatever it takes I was up for it and had the mentality of not giving up. I believe that if someone else can do it then I can do it. You can you to Tafe to learn basics of Building & Construction, you’ve got VET classes at school, high school, or college, and you could go for an apprenticeship after that.

Advice/Tip for a workplace.

If you struggle with taking advice and demand from an employer, then this work might not be for you. If you are inexperienced then you must be willing to learn and listen to things as you will be told to follow instructions. I can tell you that 4 years as an apprentice might seem to be a very long time when you start, but it goes very quick and you learn so much if you apply yourself.
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Meet Phul! Our newest work experience participant in the Kitchen. She has been teaching the team how to make momos - Nepalese dumplings. Coming to the specials board soon! 😋 ... See MoreSee Less

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1. Tell us a bit about yourself and what made you think about working in the Building and Construction Industry?

My name is Solomon Lagu, I came from Africa in 2008. I was born in Uganda but originally Sudanese from my parents. Coming here was a bit difficult, but then coming here as a kid is easier as it is easy to interact with other kids too and I did my primary school, high school, college all from here. Getting into this industry was a bit tough as I had no connections. Firstly, I was doing electro technology at Tafe an after completing the course I was searching for an Electrical apprenticeship and kept applying for that. I was participating in some activities with Multicultural Youth Tasmania and Jal (Youth Worker) connected me to one of the employers, and after I spoke to the employer, he was happy to give me a go.

2. Can you share your experience in your current workplace?

I started off with doing small task in labouring like carrying tiles, mixing glue and then I started doing small things in tiling and worked my way up from there. Currently I do tiling of kitchen wall & floor and keep learning new things and grow in my work that I do. I used to work in residential but now I have more of commercial, however I do enjoy working in residential more than the commercial as in commercial the work is mostly repetitive in hotels but in residential every house wants different things, and it is different work.

3. What do you enjoy most in your work?

I enjoy working in residential properties as I like to see the clients happy when you finish your work or while the come in and appreciate your work. While in Hotels you don’t really get to see anyone coming in and even after the work is completed we don’t get to see anyone. So, I enjoy working on residential properties as it is rewarding.

4. Do you have any tips for people wanting to choose tiling as their career?

First thing is that you have to put yourself out there and just keep applying for work, keep calling employers asking them for a trial. So just put yourself out there because if you don’t put yourself out you are not seen or heard by the employers. Once you have the opportunity you just listen to the instructions that they give you because the more you listen the faster you can learn and get the job done and if you listen they will be willing to teach you more.
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We are seeking a Project Officer to deliver the Aged Care Navigator project by providing information to older people in Southern and Northern Tasmania from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and their supporters, to assist in navigating Australia’s aged care system.

Applications are open to candidates located in Launceston and Hobart.

For more information and to apply, please visit our Careers page: mrctas.org.au/careers/
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We have been experimenting with different breads lately - here is some beautiful soft pita ready to make arayes - a delicious Syrian beef sandwich. Visit the Kitchen and try something new!

Menu: 17th – 19th Feb 2021

Tomato and haloumi toastie (V, VGO)
Tomato, basil, haloumi and za’atar on pita - $9.50

Arayes
Syrian spiced beef flatbreads with salads - $12.00

Felafel sandwich
Felafel, tahini, parsley and onion salad - $9.50

Falafel plate (VG, GF)
Chickpea and herb fritters with hummus, salads, olives and pickles - $15.00

Rice bowl (VG, GF)
Menuka’s dahl, steamed basmati rice, yoghurt and pickles - $12.00

Injera plate
Braised beef with tesmi – spiced butter, carrot and mint salad and chilli paste - $18.00

Pickle plate – a selection of our pickles - $5.00

V = Vegetarian, VG = Vegan, GF = Gluten free, GFO = Gluten free option VGO = Vegan option

Menu subject to change.

Our Kitchen is located at the KGV Sports and Community Centre, Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy. Open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 11:00am and 2:30pm.
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Are you a student at TasTAFE from a culturally and linguistically diverse background? In need of some help or not sure what services you can access at MRC Tas? Come and speak with us at the Campbell St campus every Tuesday! ... See MoreSee Less

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A range of translated COVID-19 resources can be found on the Tasmanian Government website, including:

- information about how to get tested for COVID-19
- information for migrant communities
- handwashing procedures
- Tasmania’s Hospital and Aged Care Visitors Restrictions
- and more

Visit www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/facts/Translated-ResourcesLooking for COVID-19 resources, information or help in another language?

There are lots of resources available to help, including translated material and interpreter services if you need to call the Public Health Hotline.

To view the resources, visit: www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/facts/Translated-Resources

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania Tasmanian Asylum Seeker Support Multicultural Council of Tasmania
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Kickstart Arts is currently seeking expressions of interest from musicians on any instrument to participate as paid core orchestra members in their 2021 development and production of the Creek Road Art Orchestra (CRAO).

The CRAO will be​ Tasmania’s first ever Art Orchestra! ​It aims to encourage musical sharing and development of new work between musicians of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

To register your interest, intention to attend either of the information sessions, or to make any inquiries please contact:

Stephen McEntee - CRAO Creative Producer
Phone number: 0439 757 325
Email: ​music@kickstart.org.au
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Lots of delicious lunch options and sweets on offer at the Kitchen this week, including an amazing vanilla scented custard cake, baklava, ma’amoul and apple mabroushi. Menu below ❤

Also, we will be at the Nayri Niara Home/hearth market again this Sunday the 14th of February with a range of pickled vegetables, ma’amoul packs and Eritrean spiced butter! This is a great opportunity to come and try some of our eats if you can’t make it along to the kitchen during the week! 🤗

Menu: 10th – 12th Feb 2021

Ful – slow cooked broad beans (V, GF) - $9.50
with tomatoes, pickled chilli and herbs

Tomato and haloumi toastie (V, VGO) - $9.50
tomato, basil, haloumi and za’atar on pita

Falafel plate (VG, GF) - $15.00
chickpea and herb fritters with hummus, salads, olives and pickles

Syrian style stuffed zucchini (V) - $16.00
Zucchini stuffed with spiced burghul, served with cabbage and mint salad

Kulwha – Eritrean lamb stirfry (GFO) - $18.00
with tomato, green chilli and spices, served on injera with salad

Pickle plate – a selection of our pickles $5.00

V = Vegetarian, VG = Vegan, GF = Gluten free, GFO = Gluten free option VGO = Vegan option

Don’t forget, we also offer takeaway!

Menu subject to change. Our Kitchen is located at the KGV Sports and Community Centre, Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy. Open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 11:00am and 2:30pm.
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Interested in playing soccer this season? Hobart United is inviting under 13's, under 14's, under 16’s and under 18’s to come and try soccer at their regular Youth training on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-6pm at the Cosgrove High School Oval.

Our Multicultural Youth Tasmania program offers first year soccer scholarships to young people from a refugee/humanitarian entrant background! Contact the Youth team for more information: youth@mrctas.org.au or call 03 6221 0999. www.myt.org.auHobart United FC are seeking expressions of interest for Youth male or female players born in 2007 or 2008, to play in the Under 13/14 age groups this season for us ⚽️

Players are invited to come along and try at our regular Youth training on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-6pm at the Cosgrove High School Oval.

Develop your football skills with very experienced coaches in a quality football environment, and follow the pathway most of our Senior Men’s players and several other NPL players for other clubs have through our youth teams. At Hobart United FC you’ll be also joining one of the most inclusive, multicultural, and family-like football communities in Tasmania.

If interested in playing for us, or having your child play for us this season, please contact our Head Youth Coach Eddie Mohamed on 0404379014 or email hobartunited@live.com.
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This weekend is TasPride! If you are a LGBTIQA+ person from a multicultural background and in need of support, you can contact Working It Out Inc, which provides free, confidential in-person support sessions for individuals and their family/friends regarding sexuality, gender identity and/or intersex status. They have staff in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie, and they also have telephone/online supports.

The Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council - AGMC provides helpful in-language resources on their website: www.agmc.org.au/
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Kulwha is an Eritrean lamb stir fry with tomatoes, chilli, spices and the distinctively delicious flavour of tesmi- spiced clarified butter. On our Kitchen menu this week for the spice lovers 🌶🌶

Menu – 03 - 05 February 2021

Addas - green lentil soup (V, GFO,VGO)
with silverbeet, spiced yoghurt and pita - $9.50

Tomato and haloumi toastie (V, VGO)
tomato, basil, haloumi and za’atar - $9.50

Falafel plate (VG, GF)
chickpea and herb fritters with hummus, salads, olives and pickles - $15.00

Chicken maqluba (GF)
Syrian braised chicken with eggplant and rice served with yoghurt and cucumber salad - $18.00

Kulwha – Eritrean lamb stirfry (GFO)
with tomato, green chilli and spices served on injera with salad - $18.00

Pickle Plate
a selection of our pickles - $5.00

V = Vegetarian, VG = Vegan, GF = Gluten free, GFO = Gluten free option VGO = Vegan option

Menu subject to change. Our Kitchen is located at the KGV Sports and Community Centre, Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy. Open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 11:00am and 2:30pm.
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The February 2021 calendar of social activities for Aged and Community Services clients is now available on the MRC Tas website: mrctas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/MRC-Tas-Get-Active-Calendar-February-2021.pdf

If you want to attend any of these activities, or want to find out more, please contact the Aged Care and Community Services team on 03 6221 0999 or agedcare@mrctas.org.au

If you are not registered with My Aged Care to attend activities, please let us know and we can help you to register. You can also contact My Aged Care directly on 1800 200 422.
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Our first newsletter for 2021 is now available 🎉

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Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania

The kitchen is open today from 11:00am!
On the menu: Pumpkin and burghul, stuffed with a walnut, feta and parsley filling. Served with salads and a spicy yoghurt sauce 😋
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The kitchen is OPEN again tomorrow to Friday, 11:00am - 2:30pm with new dishes, baked treats and big smiles to welcome you back 😊😊😊

Hope to see you in our kitchen soon ❤️

Menu: 28-30 January 2021

Kika – yellow split peas with ginger (VG, GFO)
with herbs, pickled chillies and injera - $9.50

Tomato and haloumi toastie (V, VGO)
tomato, basil, haloumi and za’atar - $9.50

Falafel plate (VG, GF)
chickpea and herb fritters with hummus, salads, olives and pickles - $15.00

Pumpkin and walnut kibbeh (V, VGO)
served with salads and spicy yoghurt - $16.00

Spicy chicken injera
with tomato sauce, boiled egg and salad - $18.00

Also on the menu will be a date and sesame slice, Syrian chilled rice pudding (roz bil haleeb), fattayer with basil and fetta, and our famous cardamom and nut cake.

V = Vegetarian, VG = Vegan, GF = Gluten free, GFO = Gluten free option VGO = Vegan option
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Right now there is agricultural work available for immediate start! There’s a transport program you can register for too!

Register to do the forms and induction with MADEC at the Glenorchy office the next two Friday 22nd and Friday 29th.

Registration essential to see the documents you need to bring, and for COVID safety.

For information or help to register phone MRC Tas 03 6221 0999 and ask for Settlement Team. Phone interpreter on 131 450.
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Check out all the fun our Multicultural Youth Tasmania clients have been having playing soccer in sunny Launceston today! ⚽ ❤ ... See MoreSee Less

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