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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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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team in Launceston in the role of Counsellor (Mental and Health Wellbeing).

This role is responsible for the delivery of specialised trauma informed and recovery oriented counselling, groupwork and related support services for individuals and families with a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background of all ages and gender, including people from asylum, humanitarian and refugee backgrounds. The successful candidate will also contribute to community education and capacity building with CALD communities, external services and the Tasmanian community.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.mrctas.org.au/careers/
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Happy New Year!! We hope you had a wonderful break. We have reopened for 2021 and look forward to another year of supporting and encouraging culturally diverse community members to reach their potential and thrive in Tasmania ❤ ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for your support in 2020! Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with peace and happiness.

Please note that MRC Tas offices will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period. Limited services will run during this time.

Closing 12pm, 24th December 2020
Re-opening 9am, 4th January 2021

mrctas.org.au/contact-us/
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Today is International Migrant Day – at MRC Tas we celebrate migrant talent and tenacity everyday!

If you’re a migrant living in Tasmania you are invited to connect with MRC Tas and each other via the Migrant Network.

Email – about migrant stories, tips and service updates: mailchi.mp/35ee1efbe4d0/subscribe-migrant-network

LinkedIn – about our careers: www.linkedin.com/groups/13788771/

Facebook – about living in Tasmania: www.facebook.com/groups/migrantnetworktasmania

More information about International Migrant Day from the United Nations:
www.un.org/en/observances/migrants-day
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1 month ago

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania

MRC Tas is supporting multicultural community members in Southern Tasmania to work in the building and construction industry. Additional support is available for businesses who employ/offer training to people from a multicultural background.

If you are an employer or a job seeker from a multicultural background and applying for jobs in this industry, please contact MRC Tas Employment officer Sid Gor on 03 6221 0999 or sgor@mrctas.org.au
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Lamb fatteh - a layered dish of crispy pita, spiced lamb, rice cooked in its stock, and tangy creamy tahini yoghurt. Buttered fried almonds top off this king of Syrian dishes!

The Kitchen will be closing at the end of this week for the holiday season. It will be reopening on Wednesday the 27th of January 2021.

Menu: 16 – 18 Dec 2020

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

Pumpkin and haloumi toasties (V, VGO)
roast pumpkin, haloumi and za’atar - $9.50

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

Huweida’s Syrian lamb pie
served with our salads - $15.00

Lamb fatteh (GFO)
spiced braised lamb layered with crispy pita, tahini yoghurt, rice and buttered almonds - $18.00

Spicy chicken injera
with silverbeet and lentils, salads and pickles - $18.00

Sweets:
Sweets include mabroushi – a delicious Syrian slice made with pastry and jam – we are using a delicata squash jam that we made with produce from Tony Scherer at rocky top farm – a contributor to our food box program. Also ma’amoul are back this week( walnut filled shortbread)!

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.
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Congratulations to Ashna Debaki Thapa, one of our bicultural workers, who has recently launched her first book 'Mero Hajurbuba Ko Jeevan Yatra (in Loving Memory of Late Chandra Bir Thapa), written in Nepali.

The book is available at Fullers Bookshop, online and in store. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to a charity that helps orphans/homeless people in Nepal: shop.fullersbookshop.com.au/p/mero-hajurbuba-ko-jeevan-yatra-in-loving-memory-of-late-chandra-bir...

Debaki's words about her book: "Upon my grandfather’s death in October 2019 as a grand-daughter I had a very difficult time and it was very hard to forget him and move on to normal life. I had given up on everything, I resigned my work, I was withdrawn from all the activities. I was totally lost for several weeks. I was completely lost about my life and couldn’t see future without him. I thought of ending my life as well but I wasn’t able to take wrong path because I have my family to look after so I had to move forward with all the emotions and pain. One day I had a brief conversation with Dr Jeanette Elaine Hyland and she said to me 'why don’t you to write a book on your grandfather’s struggles and life journey?'

Those words pinched my heart and then I thought of writing a book. I started to write in English and I went to Nepal in February 2020. After 26 days in Nepal came back home, then I was confused and questioning myself, why I am writing a book? Who gonna read this book? What’s the aim of writing this book? What will people (community) think? And mainly I questioned on my identity- who am I? Where I am from? What language do I speak? Well then I changed my mind to write in Nepali and create an English version next year sometime...

Still it was not easy for me to write in Nepali, my Nepali is not good, I’m not good at grammar and things like that, I took a few months to decide to write no matter what people will think or how poor I am in Nepali. I am Nepali, that’s matters most I think.

Then finally I resolved to write his story as a gift for my family in his memory on the anniversary of his passing. That is what I have done. And I have included some of Grandpa’s own writing. I have actually written three lives, first my beloved grandfather, Chandra Bir Thapa, then my father, Tek Bahadur Thapa and briefly my own."

Pictured: Debaki with her grandmother at her book launch in November.
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Do you work in aged care services? Take this short (10 minute) survey to help guide the free training and support provided by Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) Tasmania into the future.

By completing the survey you will go into the draw to win a $50 WISH voucher!

Visit the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/572B6F2
Survey closes 31st December, 2020

MRC Tas delivers the PICAC (Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care) Program in Tasmania. PICAC is a federally funded national program to support aged care service providers in providing culturally appropriate and inclusive care to older people from CALD backgrounds.
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“My name is Darshil Darji, I am from India and am currently working as an electrician apprentice. I am the kind of person who likes to deal with challenges and that is the main reason why I like to work in this industry.

The most interesting thing about my job is meeting new people, problem solving, and learning how the technology has changed in this industry up to the present day.

Anyone who is interested in joining this trade must have good communication and listening skills, must like to complete tasks and most importantly you must be willing to work in any area with limited standing or sitting arrangements and be physically fit.”
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MRC Tas is supporting multicultural community members in Southern Tasmania to work in the building and construction industry. Additional support is available for businesses who employ/offer training to people from a multicultural background.

If you are an employer or a job seeker from a multicultural background and applying for jobs in this industry, please contact MRC Tas Employment officer Sid Gor on 03 6221 0999 or sgor@mrctas.org.au
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In 1999 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights broke the world record for being the most translated document in the world – currently 524 languages!

www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Pages/SearchByLang.aspxThursday is Human Rights Day.

#COVID19 has exacerbated inequalities, poverty, discrimination and other serious threats facing humanity. To recover better, human rights must be at the heart of worldwide recovery efforts. bit.ly/39VZcHX
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Kitchen Menu – 10th and 11th Dec 2020

Ful – slow cooked broad beans (VG)
with herbs, lemon and pita - $9.50

Pumpkin and haloumi toastie (V, VGO)
Roast pumpkin, haloumi and za’atar - $9.50

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

Kitcha fitfit
Shredded Eritrean pancake with spiced butter served with beef and tomato sauce - $18.00

Syrian braised goat
with green onion freekeh, yoghurt and salad - $18.00

Sweets include date biscuits and anise cake with fig syrup for sweets.

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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2 months ago

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania

A big thank you to all our #volunteers on this International Volunteer Day. Volunteers are at the heart 💙 of what we do. We thank our volunteers for their resilience and their commitment in 2020, and for their ongoing contributions to the work of MRC Tas. Happy #IVD2020 #TogetherWeCanThroughVolunteering ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania

It’s that festive time of year! Please note that the Kitchen will be closed next Wednesday the 9th of December to cater for our MRC Tas staff end of year event. The kitchen will still be open as usual on Thursday the 10th and Friday the 11th of December. The Kitchen holiday season opening hours will also be communicated shortly. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Yesterday was International Day of People with Disability. MRC Tas supports a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable world.

We are proud to deliver the National Community Connector Program linking multicultural communities to disability information and help through the NDIS. For more information speak with Quan on 6221 0999 or email settlement@mrctas.org.au
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Did you know? Eritrean food has Italian influences due to the Italian colonization of Eritrea at the end of the 19th century!

Eritreans eat a lot of pasta along with more traditional dishes like injera, and kitcha fitfit.

Abebea's minestrone has vegetables and pasta like the more common italian version, but also contains brown lentils and a little spice. Its delicious, of course 😋
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The Multicultural Council of Tasmania is running free information sessions across Tasmania on Australia’s system of government. The information sessions will be in plain English and go for 90 minutes.

The sessions will help those in our multicultural community who simply want to better understand government. It will also help those who want to get involved in politics.

MCOT have added additional sessions in Devonport, Burnie and Smithton.
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Huweida’s Sfiha - open lamb pies, on our Kitchen menu this week 😍

Kitchen Menu: 2nd – 4th Dec 2020

Abebea’s minestrone (VG)
with herbs and pita - $9.50

Pumpkin and haloumi toastie (V, VGO)
roast pumpkin, haloumi and za’atar - $9.50

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

Huweida’s Sfiha – lamb pie
served with iceberg salad, mint yoghurt dressing and cucumber - $15.00

Injera with slow cooked beef
with braised mustard greens, pickles, and salad - $18.00

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

Menu subject to change. Our Kitchen is located at Level G 1A Anfield St Glenorchy. Open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 11am and 2:30pm.
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We are seeking a dynamic, inventive and high performing Engagement and Partnerships Coordinator to join our Strategy and Development team! This role will increase the capacity of our unique not-for-profit organisation to provide targeted and meaningful services for multicultural communities.

For more information and to apply please visit mrctas.org.au/careers/

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 16th December 2020.
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This month we launched our new program, Carer Gateway, which supports carers from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.

Our Aged and Community Services team are working with Care2Serve, which provides counselling, peer support, coaching, advice, information, and financial support to carers. The aim of these services is to reduce carer stress and improve quality of life for carers.

Pictured are our new bicultural workers in training. Once they have completed their training they will be employed to support carers and their families and communities to learn about and access the Carer Gateway.

If you would like further information, call MRC Tas on 03 6221 0999 or email agedcare@mrctas.org.au
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A big welcome to Menuka, our new work experience participant! Menuka was born in Bhutan. This week we will be serving her Dahl recipe, which she makes regularly for her family. Menuka has brought some fresh dill from her garden to serve with her delicious dish! Menuka is looking forward to learning new things in the kitchen and sharing more of her recipes 😊

Menu: 25 – 27 Nov 2020

Menuka’s red lentil dahl (VG, GFO)
with herbs and pita - $9.50

Pumpkin and haloumi toastie (V, VGO)
roast pumpkin, haloumi and za’atar - $9.50

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

Syrian braised goat (GF)
served with broad beans, rice and salad - $18.00

Injera with spicy chicken (GFO)
with potato and turmeric alicha, pickles and salad - $18.00

Sweets include date biscuits, knafeh and baklava.

V = Vegetarian, VG = Vegan, GF = Gluten free, GFO = Gluten free option VGO = Vegan option
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Susanna and Louisa from Hope-Suds came by the Kitchen last week so we could thank them in person for their wonderful support! Hope-Suds have donated $3,900 to MRC Tas from the sale of their lovely soap products. Keep up the awesome work Hope-Suds team! ... See MoreSee Less

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Exciting opportunity! MRC Tas would like to engage consultant/s to recommend strategies on the future operations of its social enterprise, to further develop the social enterprise and ensure that it delivers on its social purpose and increases its sustainability.

Consultant/s who have experience within the food, social enterprise, business development and/or hospitality sector are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply, please visit mrctas.org.au/job/consultant-food-social-enterprise/

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Every Thursday after our Kitchen service, our amazing volunteers pack food boxes for local migrant families in need. Approaching 30 weeks and going strong 💪 ... See MoreSee Less

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Kitchen menu: 18 - 20 Nov 2020

Spiced lentil and silverbeet soup (V, GFO)
Served with pita and yoghurt $9.50

Roast pumpkin and haloumi toastie (V, VGO)
With zaatar and pickles $9.50

Felafel plate (VG, GF)
Chickpea and herb fritters with salad, hummus, olives and pickles $15.00

Huweida’s Sfiha
Open lamb pie, served with labne and salad $16.00

Abebea’s fried chicken
With spicy rice and injera $18.00

Sweets:
Walnut qatayef (pictured)
Date and sesame slice
Anise cake with yoghurt

Plus fattayer filled with feta, celery and onion

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

Our Kitchen is located at Level G 1A Anfield St Glenorchy and open between 11:00am and 2:30pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
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The building and construction industry in Tasmania has job opportunities.

This free 3 day face-to-face course is for people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Held at the MRC Tas Glenorchy office, it covers maths used in Building & Construction jobs.

Course dates are 25th, 26th and 27th of Nov 2020, from 3:00pm – 4:30pm.

Places are limited (only 15 participants) to ensure social distancing.

To register for the course please send your full name and contact details to sgor@mrctas.org.au. Registration will be confirmed via email.

Please contact Sid for more information about the course on 03 6221 0999.

mrctas.org.au/event/maths-for-jobs-in-building-and-construction/all/
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