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GIANTS' Ali Faraj Wins Multicultural Award

I am proud of the work the GIANTS do in the community and Ali is a huge part of this.
GIANTS Chairman Tony Shepherd

Greater Western Sydney GIANTS Head of Community Ali Faraj was among the winners at the 2015 Australian Migration and Settlement Awards tonight.

Faraj was tonight named Case Worker of the Year at a Gala Dinner held in the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra. 

Faraj was recognised for his extensive work with the multitude of multicultural communities in Western Sydney and his knowledge and experience of multicultural issues and helping deliver harmony and social cohesion outcomes.

Faraj has been instrumental in setting up GIANTS Care, the club's groundbreaking community program that has seen the GIANTS double its community initiatives in Sydney's west.

GIANTS Chairman Tony Shepherd paid tribute to Faraj following his most recent accolade.

“Ali works very closely with the communities that make up Western Sydney and this award is great recognition of his dedication," Mr Shepherd said.

“I am proud of the work the GIANTS do in the community and Ali is a huge part of this. 

“Social Cohesion is a key area of our club and in particular GIANTS Care and through this program Ali is helping us further enrich the lives of many people in Western Sydney."

It is the third time the Migration Council Australia has hosted the awards with the judging panel made up of esteemed community leaders including chairperson Ms Quentin Bryce and assisted by Dr Hass Dellal, Ms Naomi Millgrom and Mr Andrew O’Keefe.

The award follows last year’s Australian Multicultural Awards where the GIANTS’ promotion of AFL Multicultural Round was recognised at the Sydney Opera House.

For more information on GIANTS Care, click here