our first fashion show was a success

Alhamdulillah, our first Fashion Show was a great success ! We were lucky enough with the attendance of The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Dr Jane Lomax Smith. A huge thank you to our wonderful sponsors which were Ghan Boutique, Hassana Collection and also Naducaa. Furthermore,  we appreciated all Volunteers from the models, makeup artists (Mel Jones & Marie), event helpers, photographer and the MWASA Interns for all their hard work and dedication, ensuring our success. Finally, thank you to Nurhayati Md Rahim for her kind contribution. This was a great reminder that “Together we are stronger”.

Bowling and laser tag - adventurous summer holidays

We had an adventurous day during 2022 summer holidays. We headed to Zone Bowling Australia for Bowling and Laser tag combo session. The youth girls who participated in this session had a blast and were actively engaged in both recreational activities. The girls were able to learn to engage others in teamwork and develop new connections and stronger friendships. It was so fun and great teamwork. 

sets youth leadership - tree top walk at kurangga park

We brought our SETS Youth Leadership Program participants to the Tree Top Walk at Kurranga Park. It was a successful and enjoyable experience for all participants. We wanted to engage the youth in activities that require problem-solving, coordination and the ability to follow instructions and safety measures. The girls learned about the importance of communication, problem-solving skills, how to adhere to instructions and the ability to perform under pressure. Well done girls!

picnic at torrens river (sets)

The SETS women enjoyed the River Torrens for their picnic location. They took advantage of the good weather and made the most of this fun social occasion.

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mum & daughter cake decorating

It’s a piece of cake!
In this session, the ladies required no professional decorating skills. Individual skill was not important as the highlight was the wonderful opportunity for mums and daughters to bond while decorating gorgeous looking cakes together. 
They obviously had fun. The ladies were amazingly creative with their cakes that eating them at the end was almost a shame. A big well done to everyone!

ribbon Embroidery

Our SETS women had the wonderful opportunity to learn how to create flowers and decorative stitches for quilts, accessories and garments.
Ribbon embroidery was a surprisingly easy technique to learn, and our ladies were able to create gorgeous designs within minutes. We can’t wait to explore more crafts with our ladies!

water polo

Water polo rules 
Our SETS youth had a ball underwater yesterday. The girls were bubbling in excitement to play against each other in a game. We are having another water polo session next Tuesday, 11th October! Be sure to contact us if you’re interested!

Chronic pain management

food and mood

Eating well can make you happy as it gives you more energy, helps you sleep better and improves your concentration.
MWASA had the pleasure to invite Sr Samar Ibrahim, Health Educator from the Australian Red Cross to share with the seniors’ tips and strategies on how to improve their mental health through food and the type of food for healthy digestion.
It was indeed an informative and beneficial session for the seniors.

mount lofty - botanic garden

The Walk at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden was a much-awaited trip by seniors! 
Despite the wet weather, we are glad that the seniors loved and enjoyed being out among the green and breathing the fresh air along the relaxing walk and even requested to revisit for a spring season! It was such a nice activity to reconnect with nature and broaden your horizon with the serenity surrounding.

Dementia talk

Adelaide showground

cup painting


parliament house

First aid workshop

Chair yoga

carrick hill

safe stroke

fun & sun at glenelg

oral hygiene

let's have A picnic

mindfulness and relaxation workshop 2

winterhols - jewellery & pizza making

winterhols - lasertag & leadership

parenting in australia

mindfulness and relaxation workshop

youth session - parenting with imam hassan noori

healthy relationships

wellbeing session

financial literacy workshop

english & sewing workshop

religious class with hassan noori

hairdressing with linh

morning tea chat with organization

visit from sally heinrich

refugee week

city outing

viet food intro

foundation skill classes

certificate ceremony

agsa 2

lobethal visit

visit to the art gallery

cross culture eduaction - rostrevor collego

sew it your way

food safety certification

refugee week preparation

red cross catering event

spring holiday - craft & sausage making

Congratulations to sr miriam silva am

Congratulations to Sr Miriam Silva on her awrad -AM 2022 on Queen’s Birthday for significant service to multicultural community of South Austrlia and to women.

Sr Miriam Silva AM

I first met Miriam when she was still at university. Intelligent, talented, hard working and focussed; she excelled not only in her studies, but even more so  in her chosen areas of work at Faulding, ANZ, Elders, and Fleet Partners. She applied her extensive corporate expertise to her various roles at SA Government (Chair of Premier’s Council for Women SA 2016-2021, Former Director of TAFE SA, Chair and Council Member 2013-2020 of Uni of SA). She was also passionate in helping vulnerable women (as Chair of InTouch Multicultural Centre against Family Violence since 2019), and various multicultural organisations including as Director of Crescent Institute and as former Chair of Malek Fahd School. Miriam was also President of South Australian and Northern Territory State Advisory Council, 2015-2021.

Five years ago, a diagnosis of an aggressive cancer did not stop her work . It only encouraged her to be more determined to help others. Her positive attitude with steadfast commitment is an inspiration to all Australians.


Sr Miriam has been a member on our Management Committee since 2010.

Dora Abbas, Chairperson of MWASA

2022 Eid al-fitr greetings from the prime minister

Dear Prime Minister Scott Morrison,

We thank Prime Minister Scott Morrison for his warm and good Eid wishes to our community on this blessed occasion. We appreciate his meaningful words!


2022 Eid al-fitr message from the premier

The Muslim Women’s Association of SA thannk the Premier Hon Peter and the Minister forMulticultural Affairs, Hon Zoe Lee Bettison for their warmest Eid al-Fitr wishes to our organisation and our community. Their thoughtful wishes are truly appreciated. 

We thank them for keeping the communities connected especially during their challenging period through their continuous commitment and contributions. 

2022 eid al-fitr greetings from minister hawke

Muslim Women’s Association of Sa thnak Hon Alex Hawke for his warm Eid al-Fitr greetings and appreciate his good wishes to our SA community!


ramadhan 2022 message from prime minister scott morrison

Muslim Women’s Association of South Austrlia (MWASA) thanks Prime Minister Scott Morrison for this thoughtful and encouraging message. May Ramadhan blessings be on all of us!


message for ramadhan 2022 from Minister for immigration, citizenship, migrant services and multicultural affairs

MWASA would like to thank Hon Alex Hawke for his thoughtful message and his good wishes for all of us during this Ramadhan 2022!

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Stay safe and keeping healthy is everyone’s top priority, especially for our seniors. We had officers from SA Health to come in and give us a talk about COVID-19, while clearing any doubts, concerns and misconceptions about the disease and its prevention. Our seniors were also informed on how and where to get tested and what to do in the event of them testing positive.

foundation skills students take a trip to the cedars

A trip to the Art Gallery inspired our English students to visit family home of artists Nora and Hans Heyson, The Cedars in Hahndorf!

It was lovely day for a drive through the Adelaide Hills, the excellent weather and warm sunshine made the perfect trip for visiting too! Once there, our students had an amazing time touring the art studio, gardens and family home. This experience connected us all to this talented family and gave our students the opportunity to practice their English! They had no qualms about asking the tour guide some questions and talking about the artwork on display.

We hope to be able to provide more opportunities for more of our students in the future!

foundation skills students visit the sa museum

Last month, we took our class of Foundation Skills English students to the Art Gallery of South Australia! We had a look at the art on display by Nora Heyson and her father, Hans Heyson, both famous Australia painters. The students were very excited to be able to see paintings close up as we had been talking about both painters during class. 

It was a relaxing break from English classes as the students were able to spend some quiet time admiring the artworks!

The visit has inspired us to visit the painters’ family home in Hahndorf, so we planned for a visit for the next class outing.

parenting talk with hassan noori

MWASA held a Parenting Q&A Session recently hosted by Imam Hassan Noori for our newly arrived Afghani women. It was a constructive session where the ladies were able to share their parenting challenges in a new environment and integrating into Austrlian society. 

Thank you to Imam Hassan Noori for helping our ladies navigate through their parenting dilemmas!

chsp seniors go mini golfing at west beach!

Earlier this month, we took our seniors to the West Beach Mini-Golf course to enjoy a day outside under the warm sunshine. It was an exciting for our seniors who were eager to return to the golf course after the fun time they and last year! This time, seniors enjoyed a friendly competition among themselves. They had spent an equal amount of time posing and snapping pictures with amusing statues!

We spent time after to have a nice lurch to catch-up with friends and catch some rest after the tough competition! We’re excited to hold more events for our Muslim seniors in the future.