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My Story Our Stories

The My Story Our Story (MSOS) initiative provides a platform for individuals, groups and communities across regional NSW to share 
their stories and experiences with others in their community, c
elebrate  diversity, and express their personal aspirations, hopes and dreams. This latest instalment of MSOS - THEN AND NOW utilises the power of storytelling to engender greater understanding, empathy and reflection among migrants & refugees in Orange NSW. 


CCCW commissioned MSOS projects include ‘Then and Now; (NSW DET, Orange Culture Hub; Orange City Council); ‘Through my Eyes’ (Greater Western Area Health Service); Life through a Lens (Kids Xpress Inc; Art Gallery NSW), and Young Sparks (Essential Energy/NSW Family & Community Services).

MSOS projects promote community harmony and resilience and explore the potential of individuals and communities through their unique stories, voices and identities. 


My Story Our Stories is a Community Connect Central West initiative, which fosters collaborative opportunities between Councils, NGO's, local service providers and our culturally diverse communities.  

In 2015, twenty-five people from different cultural backgrounds visited the Canobolas Rural Technology High School to have their portrait taken and be interviewed by year 9 students. The resulting stories and images were presented as a public exhibition during the Orange Youth Arts Festival while contributing toward the development of a substantial cultural archive; a public record of the richness and diversity of cultures
in Central Western NSW.  

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