Celebration of African Australians NSW is a community-based organisation affiliated with Celebration of African Australians Inc – a flow-on from the United Nation’s proclamation of 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent.
Since our inception in 2012, our goal has been to provide a platform to recognise and appreciate African Australians for the various individual achievements and their contributions to the economic growth and prosperity of NSW.
We host an annual dinner where members of the African Australian community are acknowledged and recognised for individual excellence with awards in various categories such as entrepreneurship, academics, arts and culture, leadership, sports, community engagement and volunteering. We also acknowledge Australian individuals, organisations, businesses and charities that support the African community cause in NSW and overseas.
In showcasing the awards, we identify role models who will serve as mentors to young African Australians; inspire and motivate NSW African community members to utilise the vast opportunities available to them; and promote Australia as a multicultural society where all ethnic groups have a 'Fair Go' for opportunities and positions.
Throughout the year, we also run smaller meet-ups and workshops across NSW to motivate and equip our members with knowledge and skills in various sectors. We also run Mental Health awareness campaigns through workshops and seminars.