Settling In grants totalling $361,172 have been awarded to 33 groups throughout New Zealand to support their work with ethnic and migrant communities, the Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs Berlinda Chin announced today.
The Office of Ethnic Affairs is committed to promoting the benefits of ethnic diversity in New Zealand. We have now published an article on ethnic women entrepreneurs in an international forum – the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.
Shawn Kurian Thomas, 20 year old young leader who participated in the Christchurch Youth Leadership programme, recently received an honourable mention award from The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The two organisations invited youth from all over the world to submit original and creative videos focusing on the themes of PLURAL+, a youth-produced video festival which encourages young people to explore migration, diversity, and social inclusion, as well as to share their creative vision with the world. Since 2009 over 400 entries from 63 countries have been submitted. Winning videos have been screened in dozens of festivals, and broadcast on television networks around the world.
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