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.
domestic for violence s2
domestic for violence s1
mum & daughter cake decorating
Chronic pain management
food and mood
mount lofty - botanic garden
First aid workshop
fun & sun at glenelg
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
financial literacy workshop
english & sewing workshop
religious class with hassan noori
hairdressing with linh
morning tea chat with organization
visit from sally heinrich
viet food intro
foundation skill classes
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
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
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.