Welcome to Central Goldfields is a project that aims not only to fill the gaps in our current and future workforce, but also to add to our cultural diversity.
Community and business leaders are joining the pilot project which will see skilled migrants settling in the Shire in the coming weeks.
As the community prepares to welcome new residents, events showcasing the cultural diversity that already exists in the community are planned.
The Zonta Club of Central Goldfields will host “A Night in Nepal” on Monday, September 12 from 6 p.m. at Maryborough Golf Club which will raise funds for local projects, scholarships and the creation of nursing pillows for women recovering.
The event also marks the 10th anniversary of the group’s creation.
“Zonta aims to build a better world for women and girls, empowering them around the world through service and advocacy. Locally, we provide support through a number of initiatives, including the creation of cushions breastfeeding, emergency sleepwear care kits, 16 Days of Activism, International Women’s Day and also our annual scholarships,” the group members said.
“We decided to organize A Night in Nepal as our 10th anniversary dinner, not only as an opportunity to come together and reflect on the achievements of the last decade, but also as a chance to organize a multicultural event.
“We look forward to partnering with Maryborough Golf Club to come together and celebrate our club and embrace the cultural diversity of our community.”
John Sedunary, general manager of Maryborough Golf Club and member of the Welcome to Central Goldfields community reference group, said the evening was an opportunity to celebrate multiculturalism in the community while supporting Zonta.
“We are really proud of our chefs, Sandesh Dallakoti and Anup Rijal, and the work they do. They are really looking forward to showing their talents in a different light as part of A Night in Nepal.
“Sandesh and Anup are an important part of the social fabric of our team – whether they are working hard and having fun with their colleagues or learning to golf with others on the golf course. I am very, very proud from them – as I am from the whole team here.
“Tonight is a great example of how this community celebrates multiculturalism and it’s a chance to shine a light on the diversity that already exists locally.”
“Yes, Welcome to Central Goldfields is about filling the gaps in our local workforce, but it’s also about becoming more culturally diverse and tonight is a great example of the community coming together to celebrate and adopt another culture.”