Amir Salem OAM, was honoured at the Premier’s Harmony Gala Dinner 2023 with the Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Community Medal.
This award recognises an individual’s contribution and achievement in facilitating and promoting social cohesion, understanding and acceptance between members of different cultural or faith communities in NSW.
The winner of the 2023 Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Community Medal is Amir Salem OAM, member of ECCNSW Board.
Amir Salem OAM has serviced TAFE multicultural services for over 25 years, pioneering the newly established position within multicultural education and establishing the framework for increased accessibility for thousands of non-English speaking students to TAFE courses.
He was also the lead tutor on a project which developed a training program for Australians doing business in Asia and the Middle East.
He is the longest serving board member of the Arab Council Australia.