Dunedin Multi-Ethnic Council – Celebrating Diversity

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Dunedin Syrian Society (DSS)

Syrian Society (DSS) was formed on 21st February 2020. “Not officially registered yet.”

Who are we: 

We are Syrian by ethnicity, living in Dunedin, who have migrated through the Refugee Quota Program, are on work visas, or came as a student.

We aim to promote and preserve Syrian identity, culture, and tradition; strengthen friendship and relationship with Tangata Whenua and Mana Whenua and other New Zealand societies to help our community members better integrate with New
Zealand society and culture. We work closely with other New Zealand based Syrian societies, including the Non-Resident Syrian Association, New Zealand.

What Dunedin means to us:

Dunedin is the second home for us: It has become increasingly multicultural in recent years, with rising ethnic diversity. Stunning buildings and contrasting landscape; it resembles the home country for many of us.

Dunedin nurtures us and allows us to flourish to achieve our dream. Its hospitality and warm welcome to the newcomers make the residents of Dunedin feel like our home.