Welcome to the Sydney University International House Alumni Association (SUIHAA) web page! There are now thousands of people who have been residents of the House – living, working, learning and playing in this House – and we have quite a vibrant alumni culture.
We have been inspired by the commitment of International House to ‘international understanding and fellowship’ and for most of us this influence has remained a theme of our lives with our experience in the House being important formative memories. We formed enduring friendships in the House that continue to enrich our lives
Three main areas of activity illustrate our aims:
- Perhaps primarily we support ongoing communication among SUIHAA members – by all kinds of methods.
- With our focus right in the present and future, we partner with the current Members Association (IHMA) with events that bring Alumni and current residents together in various ways. For example, SUIHAA members from around the world send calendars, given to new residents at the ‘calendarfest’ in February. We partner with IHMA on musical events and more.
- SUIHAA members also join together to support initiatives that promote ‘the aims and ideals of international understanding’. For example, we raised $100,000 in 2008-12 (approx.) to support the founding of the Bo Children’s Hospital in Sierra Leone. The Hospital was originally a proposal of Dr Nuli Lemoh, a SUIHAA and Rotary member. We are delighted that the hospital is now functioning and saving children’s lives, with its own income and with ongoing support of Bo, Sydney and UK Rotary clubs (http://www.bochildrenshospital.org.au/) – as well as SUIHAA and IHMA.
In 2017 there will be a series of celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of International House. As well as celebrating its remarkable achievements and promoting new and further networking among our members, SUIHAA wants to consider a more lasting way of marking the year, in line with our aims and those of IH. We’d love to hear from SUIHAA members about your ideas for networking and for continuing to the ongoing development of International House and its ideals.
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