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STARTTS congratulates the 2019 NSW Humanitarian Award Winners with Refugee Council of Australia

STARTTS Congratulates The 2019 NSW Humanitarian Award Winners With Refugee Council Of Australia

ANNOUNCEMENT: STARTTS wishes to warmly congratulate the 2019 NSW Humanitarian Award Winners who were acknowledged during an official award ceremony in the City of Fairfield last Friday during STARTTS’ 30th Anniversary celebrations at the Imperial Paradiso.

The Awards were announced in 9 categories and were co-presented to this year’s inspiring recipients by STARTTS CEO, Jorge Aroche, together with Paul Power, CEO of Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), STARTTS Deputy CEO, Lachlan Murodoch and Deputy Chair, Ezel Jupiter.

The Humanitarian Awards are held each year to acknowledge those who have made an outstanding positive contribution to supporting refugees in NSW.

The 2019 NSW Humanitarian Award Winners:

For outstanding achievement:

Refugee Community Worker

A former refugee working on refugee issues with their own or other refugee communities, in either a paid or unpaid position

Nohara Odicho

Supporter of Refugees
A member of the broader Australian community, of any background, supporting and assisting refugees in any capacity, in either a paid or unpaid position

Dr Shanti Raman

A young person aged 12-25 of refugee background making an outstanding contribution to Australian society in their chosen field.

Tamana Mirzada

Schools, universities and other educational institutions, or individuals working at such institutions, who assist former refugees by breaking down barriers to education

Jane Wallace

Individuals or organisations from the government or legal sectors working to advise, assist or support asylum seekers or refugees

Refugee Health Service Disability Project

Media outlets, journalists or media officers supporting, prioritising and/or raising awareness of refugee issues

Kaye Harrison

Rural and Regional
Organisations or individuals working in regional areas of NSW to assist refugees

Susan Pancaldi

This award is for small or large businesses employing, assisting, established/run by or in any other way supporting refugees

Nick’s Tiling Services – Hedayat Osyan

Best project
This award is for an outstanding project working with or assisting refugees. The project can be run by an individual, group or organisation and can either be ongoing or completed during the last year

Connected – Sydney Theatre Company

Highly Commended Awards

Supporter of Refugees
Adrian Mees

Best Project
Cars for Refugees – Shaun Halden

Photo: Legacy Film & Photography#

STARTTS aims to be a safe place for all people and cultures. We work alongside people with expansive sexualities, genders and bodies with refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds to celebrate the diverse and rich lives of individuals and communities.


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