Annual Report 2018

Subject: General Annual Report for 2016-2017

Twich East Community Association in NSW (TECANSW) is non for profit organisation that aims to assist with the resettlement of new migrants by facilitating their integration into Australian society while maintaining their cultural identity. TECANSW recognizes and promotes the role of women in the community and provides education and familiarisation with respect to administrative and community procedures in Australia

Twich East community Association INC NSW has the admirable task of organizing community to unite and identify their main priority community needs, and become organized well enough. The outline of this report follows the goals generated during Twich East Community Association 10 year plans strategic planning in Dec 2015

TECA envisages the members of Twic East Community in New South Wales fully integrated into wider Australian society and realized their potentials in multiple ways through well-organized initiatives and activities.

Whereas TECA proudly promotes respect for each other and the spirit of harmonious co-existence amongst the members, it also seeks to empower members through coordinated efforts to tackling challenges pose by settlement and integration in Australia, with a particular focus in New South Wales and to preserve rich cultural heritages through Language Teaching and cultural activities.

TECANSW is bonded by:

Social Justice and Fairness
Empowerment, Empathy and Compassion
We value and respect our cultural, political, religious and other personal values, and that of other people
We respect multicultural diversity
We belief in civilised and intellectual expression of speeches
We value education as a way to adjust and match globalised world and quality technological innovation
Unity and cooperation

Executive board/committee

TECANSW executive committee is change every two years. The current team assumed office in October 2015 and its term ended in October 2017, but due to unavoidable circumstances the Annual General Meeting was rescheduled several times to 10th of February 2018. NB: women and Youth affairs representatives are respectively Twich East community women and youth leaders
1. Null Mayen Deng – Chairperson/ Public Officer
2. Malith Mayom Deng - Vice Chairperson
3. Garang Mayen Atem – General Secretary
4. Abraham Dau Nyok – Treasurer
5. Chol Achuoth Chol – Information Officer
6. Barach Akoi Jurkuch – Organising Secretary
7. Rhoda Adhieu Kuoya – Women Affairs Officer
8. Deng Atem Ruel – Youths Representative

Board/Executive Advisors
1. Ajang Deng Biar – General
2. Diing Bul Atem – youth and legal
3. Hannan Abul Malual – women and gender issues

President Report

TECANSW like many other non for profit organisations is facing series of challenges and regardless of the odds, TECANSW has achieved enormous successes since its inception.
First of all, I would like to thank the entire executive team for the dedication to the welfare of TECANSW and wider Australian communities by donating their precise times, energy and resources to make sure peaceful coexistence, integration and capacity building for our community is achieved.
Secondly, TECANSW members have been very supportive of our initiatives and I cannot thank every individual member enough, but to cheer on doing great things for this vibrant community regardless of who lead it.
Thirdly, my main driving goal was to change the mindset of paying less attention to our own human assets. TECANSW has brilliant and qualified personnel in different areas of expertise, and the only way to payback the community who grown, nurtured, sharpened your horns and above all cared for you, is to share the knowledge you acquired with your community. That is why TECANSW Leadership adopted Knowledge Sharing program to give opportunity to our qualified members to present to the community what they know. Through Knowledge sharing, TECANSW has delivered series of community awareness sessions by TECANSW individual presenter and/or partnering agencies.
TECANSW isn’t an Island of its own. TECANSW Inc partnered with numerous organisations, private or Government agencies whom their supports have direct benefits to our community and services delivery and organisational innovation.
TECANSW Inc is thankful to STARTTS, specifically the Communities in Cultural Transition (CiCT) Project for provision of consultants and financial supports. Blacktown City Council for the usage of Rooty Hill School of Art hall at reduced rate; Department Education and Training for support for our Dinka Language School under Community languages school program as well as NSW Federation of Community Language schools.
St. Mark Anglican Church in Oakhurst has been our social and spiritual centre for many years and is harbouring Dinka Language School on Saturdays. Special thanks business groups, sKhot Noble Website Designer, Golden Kids Family Day Care, Smile Kids Family Day Care and Child Rights Family Day care for being very instrumental and supportive on number of our programs and activities financially.
I thank friends of TECANSW and people of goodwill who supported us in one way or the other. We are grateful for our community and we are still asking your cooperation and participation to move this great community to the next level of prosperity socially, culturally and politically.
TECANSW is committed to support youth cultural and sporting activities. Twich East Soccer team (Direct Energy F.C) and NSW warriors cultural wrestling team, a join partnership of Twich East Community youth participants and other communities’ youths. Twich East Women Dance group has been a vibrant traditional and contemporary Dancing group in NSW and nationally. Thanks to Rooty Hill RSL for funded Twich East Youth Dance Project through Blacktown city council Club Grant