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My Passions & Contributions

“The future may be made up of many factors but where it truly lies is in the hearts and minds of men. Your dedication should not be confined to your own gain, but unleashes your passion for our country as well as for the integrity and humanity of mankind.”
~ Li Ka Shing

Lentil as Anything: be inspired

Lentil as Anything began in 2000 at St Kilda. Its founder Shanaka Fernando was living in a tent. At the time, money was influencing the trends in the community, leaving many disenchanted. Lentil as Anything aimed to re-engage those who where left behind. It seemed that money was often a barrier to people participating. It was decided that we would… (more…)

November 15, 2012 by

Celebration honours African Australians

The Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Kate Lundy, presented the inaugural African Australian National Awards at a ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on 25/08/2012. The awards recognise the artistic, sporting, economic political and community contributions of the African community to Australian society. “These awards are a wonderful tribute to the African Australian community who have contributed to Australia’s success and… (more…)

August 29, 2012 by

Spreading the Love in Newcastle

I have a sign above my door that reads “We cannot all do great things, but we can all do small things with great Love”. MyLifeInOz exists to inspire a culture of understanding across the multicultural landscape of Australia and so when I  came across the blog of Matt Darvas I was struck again that it really is from small… (more…)

July 8, 2012 by

Netball and Cultural Diversity

Netball season has ‘kicked’ off and here on the Central Coast it seems to be as popular as ever with young and not so young alike. I thought to take the opportunity to ask how representative of multicultural Australia your club is? And even to point you in the direction of finding a club for yourself or your daughter if you… (more…)

April 30, 2012 by

Samira Ibrahim; African Film Festival of Australia

The first African Film Festival Australia will be taking place in Sydney (5-8 April) and Melbourne (11-15 April) Director of the Festival, Samira Ibrahim, took time out from her busy schedule preparing for the Festival to share her perspective on multicultural life in Australia with MyLifeInOz. We hope you will not only read her story, but get to the venues… (more…)

March 20, 2012 by

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