MCC presents the Technicolour Multicultural Festival on the November 16th !
The Technicolour Multicultural Festival is an annual event presented by the MCC.
Featuring fantastic multicultural food, music, dance, raffles, plus plenty of things for the kids to do, you absolutely don’t want to miss it.
This will become your family’s ‘must do’ events each year.
Click here to see our video: Technicolour Multicultural Festival 2013
Date: 16th November 2013
Time : 10am -5pm
Venue: MCC (New Premises), Foster street NEWMARKET
Get more details at http://www.technicolourfestival.com.au/
Congratulations to Certificate III Aged care and Child Care students !
87% graduates successfully secured employment after the training !! What a Success!
Cert 3 in Child Care graduate, Esperance (Hope) Mugalihya (Country of origin: Congo) sharing her testimony and expressing her gratitude towards MCC
Special Guest, Mr Robert Cavallucci, MP, congratulates graduates’ achievements
Our Chief Guests celebrate graduate’s achievement!
Congratulations to you all ! We are very proud of you !
Good news for you!
Certificate 3 Guaranteed Program (funded by DETE) is now available to those who wish to study Certificate 3 in Child Care and Aged Care.
If you are Eligible, you can have access to this funding support to study at a low cost.
Study at MCC that has a proven record of over 87% job outcomes upon completion of training.
Why don’t you check your eligibility with the friendly MCC staff today!
Ms Jeannie Mok!!!
Our Director Ms Jeannie Mok was awarded the ORDER OF AUSTRALIA MEDAL by the Governor General of Australia as part of the Queen’s Birthday list of honours on Monday 10th June 2013.
The OAM was given to honour Jeannie’s work in the Multicultural Communities in Queensland and Australia. This is not only recognition for Jeannie’s tireless work but also recognition for all the members and volunteers of MCC who have made a difference in many people’s lives.
The Medal of the Order of Australia
In the Australian honours system appointments to the Order of Australia confer recognition for outstanding achievement and service. The Order of Australia is the pre-eminent way Australians recognise the achievements and service of their fellow citizens.
The Medal of the Order of Australia is a badge with a gold-plated silver insignia of the Order in the centre.
The central insignia is inscribed with the word ‘Australia’ in gold capital letters. The circle also contains two gold sprigs of mimosa.
The insignia is ensigned with the Crown of St Edward.
The medal is hung from the ribbon of the Order. It is royal blue with a central band of mimosa blossoms.
This is an extract from a Chinese Newspaper congratulating Ms. Jeannie Mok : (click image to enlarge)
If you have recently graduated from the Certificate 3 in Aged Care or Children’s Service,
please check this out and mark this very special day on your calender !
The graduation will be held at MCC Auditorium with a very special guest, Mr. Robert Cavallucci MP (Member for Brisbane Central and Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs)
Please contact MCC to RSVP or for more info.
MCC graduate receiving Graduate Women’s Association of Qld Bursary at the Women’s College UQ on 25th May
The 2013 recipient of the bursary from the Graduate Women Association of Qld.
Congratulations to Esperance Mugalihya! A former Certificate III in Children’s Services from MCC.
Presented on 25th May 2013 at the Women’s College, University Of Queensland (UQ)
Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Kate Lundy thanked Brisbane’s Multicultural Community Centre (MCC)
Multicultural Community Centre(MCC) had the privilege to welcome a very special guest, Senator Kate Lundy, Minister for Multicultural Affairs on 10th May 2013.
The Federal government has been providing funds to several organization including MCC to support new migrants and refugees through the settlement grants program. Having heard about the extensive assistance MCC provides for migrants and refugees in Brisbane, the minister graciously wished to visit MCC in person and offer her appreciation to Mrs Jeannie Mok, Director of MCC. The visit was a wonderful opportunity for the Senator to meet and mix with the diverse clients of MCC. The visit also helped her gain insight into the struggles and needs of the newly arrived migrants and refugees.
The clients were delighted to shake hands and talk to the minister as this opportunity happens only once in a blue moon.
Following is the media release:
Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Kate Lundy today thanked Brisbane’s Multicultural Community Centre (MCC) for its continued work helping newly arrived migrants and refugees settle in Australia under the government’s settlement grants program.
The program helps refugees and migrants develop self-reliance and enhance their ability to fully participate in their community as soon as possible after their arrival in Australia.
Through the program, MCC has assisted migrants and refugees in Brisbane’s northern suburbs to navigate and gain access to mainstream services since 2006.
‘Improving people’s ability to gain access to services, such as healthcare and education, empowers new arrivals to develop greater independence,’ Senator Lundy said.
Under the program, MCC also teaches eligible clients practical life skills through information sessions on tenancy rights and responsibilities, banking practices, employment issues and family, relationship and social support issues.
‘Whether it is improving people’s ability to gain access to mainstream services or providing practical information on life in Australia, these services are all activities that empower new arrivals by building confidence, developing independence and improving life skills,’ Senator Lundy said.
‘I thank MCC staff, particularly director Jeannie Mok, for their continued dedication in assisting newly arrived migrants and refugees to settle in north Brisbane.’
From July 1, a total of 102 new grants delivered through more than 100 organisations will be funded under the settlement grants program nationally.
During 2013-14, the government is providing $41.3 million to support new migrants and refugees through the settlement grants program. This includes $1.39 million in funding to support the implementation of recommendations of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers.
Follow this link to see press release: http://www.minister.immi.gov.au/parlsec/media/kl/2013/kl203002.htm
MCC Director, Mrs Jeannie Mok greets special visitors
The Minister gets to know the projects and the work MCC does for the community
The Minister had opportunity to meet and mix with the diverse clients
The Lord Mayor’s Refugee Welcome Ceremony was held at Brisbane City Hall, Wednesday 17th April.
Pictured here is Ms. Jeannie Mok, Volunteer Director meeting some of the new entrants to Australia.
A Chinese Delegation (28 Government Officers) visited MCC to learn about our experience and expertise in Multicultural Work for CALD clients in Australia.
These special guests had the opportunity to go through MCC’s various projects and services. At the end, they were truly impressed with the outcomes MCC has achieved.
The 28 Chinese Government Officers at MCC
Cammyfrom MCC greeted the special guests with a Chinese Song that talks about Multiculturalism
The leader of the group expressing his gratitude
Morning tea with Q&A
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