SEVA International is a non-religious, non-political non-profit organisation focused on the rapidly expanding Australian South Asian community in Sydney which includes people of Bangladeshi, Bhutanese, Indian, Nepali, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Maldivian ancestry. SEVA seeks to identify and support individuals and communities of these people to work together in partnership to address identified social issues and needs of common concern.
As a community oriented social enterprise SEVA holds a firm belief in the principles of social justice, social inclusion, social enterprise and in the social cohesion of the South Asian communities with the wider Australian community.
SEVA has an abiding faith in the concept of social unity in diversity and believes in being an instrument of social change.
Since its incorporation in 2003, SEVA has filled a gap within the South Asian communities as a community organisation solely dedicated to the task of identifying and addressing the common settlement needs and issues faced by the fast growing numbers of South Asians living in the Sydney Metro region. In its earlier phases it had focused on access and equity to information and services from service providers since the lack of appropriate and quality information often results in social exclusion. Through information sessions, workshops, seminars conducted in partnerships with relevant service agencies SEVA has helped address community needs particularly in its focus areas of Health, Education and Employment.
The web design on the Home Page incorporates the SEVA Logo and the two outstretched hands of friendship, understanding and harmony between the Australian South Asian community and the wider Australian community.
SEVA wishes to place on record its appreciation of the work done by the students of UTS, Sydney (School of Design and Architecture) towards designing and creating the Logo as a part of their community work experience.
Similarly SEVA acknowledges the splendid support and assistance it has received from the UTS Shop front both for the initial website and logo design project and an earlier project undertaken in 2006 with the students of the UTS school of Business studies in the preparation of a Strategic Plan for SEVA. In particular, mention should be made of Ms. Pauline Loughlin and Ms. Lisa Anderson of the UTS Shop front without whose active involvement with these two projects it would not have been possible.
The initial website has been updated and the current website is designed and developed by Good Web Design Co.
We would like acknowledge our event partners/sponsors for the last few years:
Boronia Multicultural Service (BMS)
SriLankan Australian Women’s Network (SLAWN)
Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC)
Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW (PCYC)
New South Police Force
Chinese Australian Services Society (CASS)
NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS)
Australian Asian Cultural Association
Multicultural Integration Community Support Incorporated (MICS)
Hornsby Shire Council