June

parenting talk by lutheran care (SEts)

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒ Parenting in a New Land! ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŸ

What a blast! ๐Ÿš€ We gathered 17 amazing women from Arab and Afghan communities at MWASA for an incredible session on โ€œParenting in Australiaโ€! ๐ŸŽ‰ Organized by Lutheran Care, we dove into Aussie parenting vibes, legal rights, the education system, and health tips! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโœจ

From sharing stories to exploring support services, our day was packed with valuable insights and heartwarming connections. ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ’– Big thanks to all who came and shared their journey! Letโ€™s keep this supportive community thriving! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿค

refugee week community dinner (SETS)

๐ŸŒโœจ Celebrating Refugee Week with an amazing community dinner! โœจ๐ŸŒ

With approximately 100 attendees, including our wonderful organizers, volunteers, and SETS clients, the event was a true testament to the power of community and cultural exchange. ๐Ÿฝ๏ธโค๏ธ

Huge thanks to Welcoming Australia, Port Adelaide Enfield, STTARS and the Red Cross for coming together and making this event unforgettable. From sharing delicious plates of food to enjoying the Henna Corner and Drawing for Kids, we embraced cultural diversity and celebrated unity. The vibrant atmosphere, filled with laughter and heartfelt conversations, highlighted the importance of inclusivity.

Hereโ€™s to fostering connections and celebrating the beauty of our diverse community! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค

ย 

ageing, Wellness and diversity expo! (others)

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒŸ Huge congratulations to MAC on the phenomenal success of the Ageing, Wellness, and Diversity Expo! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ‰ Your dedication to promoting wellness and celebrating diversity is truly inspiring. Here’s to many more impactful events! ๐Ÿ™Œโค๏ธ

may

staffs mental health training (others)

Huge shoutout to Deb Medve from the Australian Red Cross SA for leading an amazing two-day mental health session for MWASA staff and volunteers! ๐Ÿง โœจ Through quizzes, open-ended questions, and interactive activities, participants learned about mental health causes, effects, and how to support those in need. ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ’ช

Thank you for enlightening the participants on mental health awareness! The knowledge gained will enhance our services and positively impact the community.

Wellbeing session with STTARs: Session 7 & 8 (SETS)

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธโœจ Session Spotlight: Candle Crafting & Mindfulness Mastery! ๐ŸŒŸ

Session 8: Delve into the historical and cultural significance of candles with Ilya from STTARS! From melting wax to adding fragrance and color, participants created their own candles while enjoying a calming breathing meditation. ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’†โ€โ™‚๏ธ

Session 7: Participants reunited to finalize their candle masterpieces with Alyha’s guidance, infusing them with chosen scents. A serene ambiance filled the room as everyone lit their creations, followed by a refreshing mindfulness exercise. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’–

Stay tune for our next session and ignite your creativity and calm! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

mug painting - reconciliation week (CHSP)

Seniors celebrating Reconciliation Week through art! ๐ŸŽจโœจ

Our seniors recently participated in a beautiful dot painting activity on mugs, commemorating the spirit of reconciliation. Although Reconciliation Week has concluded, the message of unity and understanding lives on in their artwork.

Chronic pain session (CHSP)

๐ŸŒŸ Empowering Our Seniors! ๐ŸŒŸ

At our latest session, 22 incredible seniors joined us to tackle chronic pain with personalized care, guided by the amazing Amritha. From medication management to mindfulness and relaxing exercises, everyone found their unique path to relief. With interpreters on hand, every voice was heard, and the feedback was fantastic!

Seniors loved the easy-to-follow exercises and are excited for our upcoming July program. Here’s to a healthier, happier journey ahead! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

STTARS with arabic women session 1 (SETS)

๐ŸŒŸ Elevating Wellbeing with STTARS! ๐ŸŒŸ

From holistic healing practices to delicious, nutritious food, and thrilling adventures around Adelaide, we’re committed to enhancing the quality of life for our community. Our discussions focused on mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing, ensuring everyone has access to natural, culturally respectful nutrition. Plus, we’re planning inclusive excursions to foster social connections and relaxation. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿž๏ธ๐Ÿ’–

match and make wacky words (english)

Words got wild at our latest ‘Match and Make Wacky Words’ activity! ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ“šโœจ Our English for Work class was filled with laughter, creativity, and some truly hilarious combinations. Can’t wait for the next one!

walk to mount lofty (CHSP)

๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ‚ Autumn Bliss at Mount Lofty! ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒธ

Our amazing seniors had an unforgettable day exploring the breathtaking Mount Lofty Botanic Garden! From serene lakeside strolls to spotting new flowers, and even a revamped toilet (which they loved!), it was a day full of joy and laughter. Lunch, prayers, and an ice cream stop at the Summit topped it all off with stunning views and sweet treats. Canโ€™t wait to visit again! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ“ธโœจ

Wellbeing session with sttars: Session 5 & 6 (SETS)

๐Ÿ’ชโœจ Session 5 was an enlightening journey into chronic pain management, led by Moty and Elian. We delved deep into understanding chronic pain, its impact on daily life, and explored practical exercises aimed at providing relief during flare-ups. Together, we learned valuable strategies for managing pain and enhancing overall well-being.

๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ In Session 6, we shifted our focus to mental health and self-care, guided by the insightful Illyan. We explored factors influencing sleep quality and discovered the vital role of nutrition in promoting better sleep and mood. Illyan’s demonstration with a variety of seeds highlighted the importance of incorporating vegetables into our diets, inspiring us to prioritize our health from within.

Let’s continue this empowering journey of self-discovery and growth, supporting each other along the way as we strive for holistic wellness! ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿƒ

murray bridge cruise (CHSP)

Sunny skies, smooth sailing, and delicious fish & chips! ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿšค๐ŸŒž
Our Murray Bridge adventure was a fantastic day out for our 20 lovely seniors. From the scenic views of the Murray River to the joyous moments shared, everyone had a blast! ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ“ธ The weather was perfect, and the experience was unforgettable. Can’t wait for the next cruise! Let’s make more memories together. ๐ŸŒžโค๏ธ

april

food safety and falafel making wrap (SETS)

Spreading knowledge and cooking up fun with MWASA’s Food and Safety session! Our SETS youth got a taste of essential skills thanks to Kathryn, a rockstar volunteer from the Australian Red Cross! ๐ŸŒŸ From food processing to safe preparation, we covered it all โ€“ because staying safe in the kitchen is as important as whipping up delicious meals! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ’ช Plus, who could resist a hands-on chicken wrap making session? ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Here’s to learning, laughing, and staying healthy together! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ“š

Women centrelink talk (SETS)

A journey of empowerment and enlightenment!

Our session was a hit with participants, who soaked in the wealth of knowledge about Centerlink, Child Support, and Medicare. ๐Ÿ“š From understanding eligibility criteria to mastering application procedures, attendees left feeling equipped to navigate Australia’s support systems with ease. ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ’กThe presenter’s clear explanations and accessible language made even the most complex topics digestible, leaving everyone feeling confident and empowered. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Plus, the appreciation for the relevance and benefits of the content was palpable! ๐Ÿคฉ Here’s to empowerment, gratitude, and the journey to mastering Australia’s social support landscape together!โœจ

eid gathering (chsp)

Eid Fitr celebration vibes in full swing!๐ŸŒŸโœจ Our seniors reunited after a month-long Ramadan, bringing joy and laughter to the gathering. From painting plaster magnets to sharing cultural delicacies, every moment was filled with warmth and togetherness. And guess what? We’ve got exciting plans brewing for next month’s trip to Murray Bridge! Stay tuned for more adventures ahead! ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ•

STTARS family fun day @smithfield plains (others)

We couldn’t resist the vibrant energy of the STTARS Family Fun Day! ๐ŸŽ‰ It’s not just an event; it’s a melting pot of culture, joy, and meaningful connections. Huge thanks to our amazing partners at STTARS and Uniting Communities for orchestrating such a fantastic celebration!

Mayor Glenn Docherty of Playford brought his A-game too, spreading smiles and laughter wherever he went. Here’s to moments like these that remind us of the beauty of diversity and the power of community! ๐ŸŒŸ

YOUTH leadership: Eid Gathering @Bonython park (SEts)

Inspiring Eid vibes at Bonython Park! ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒธFrom vibrant face paintings to canvas masterpieces, our young ladies demonstrated leadership and creativity at the core of cultural celebration. Together, we’re fostering a community where every stroke narrates a tale of encouragement and growth! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ช

march

parenting ramadhan iftar (SETS)

Gathered around the Iftar table, where differences fade and hearts unite.๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿฝ๏ธ
Our SETS women and youth from diverse backgrounds gathered with friends and family at the heart of MWASA to share a night of prayer, food and games! ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿค—ย Grateful for all the lovely participants who joined us to celebrate, and for sharing food and love! ๐Ÿ’–

word cross & Activities in Ramadhan (English)

Word cross fun meets Ramadan reflections in our English class! ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ“š From exploring iftar recipes to solving brain-teasing puzzles and mastering vocabulary with a twist, we’re blending language and culture for a truly enriching experience. ๐Ÿ”โœจ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

DFV: STARRS WELLBEING WITH AFGHAN WOMEN session 3 & 4 (SETS)

Step into a world of tranquility and empowerment with MWASA and STTARS! ๐ŸŒฟ Session 4 unveils a blissful day at Mt. Lofty Botanic Garden, where nature’s therapy meets mindfulness.๐ŸŒบMeanwhile, Session 3 dials up the funk with stress-busting EFT techniques and a dive into chronic pain management.๐Ÿ’†โ€โ™€Who knew wellbeing could be this cool?

ramadhan and iftar (English)

Feeding our minds and appetites! ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ“š In this weekโ€™s English class, we dove into the traditions of Ramadan and the joy of iftar. From sharing our favorite recipes to learning new ingredients, weโ€™re not just mastering English โ€“ weโ€™re savoring cultural delights! ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿฒ

talk on your ramadhan plan (CHSp)

Unlocking the secrets of Ramadan with Sister Flora! ๐ŸŒ™โœจ Our recent talk organized by MWASA was a journey of spiritual discovery and celebration. From understanding the essence of fasting to cultivating positivity and patience, we’re ready to embrace the blessings of this holy month! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ™

digital sisters session 3 & 4 (others)

rom inbox to empowerment! ๐Ÿ“งโœจ Our third session was all about mastering the art of emails โ€“ from creating accounts to staying secure online. In the fourth session, we covered how to effectively use Google Translate and how to conduct searches using Google. Whether it was a refresher or a brand-new adventure, our participants dove in with enthusiasm and left feeling tech-savvy and empowered! ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ’ช

february

dfv: Sttars COnsultation session with arabic women (sETS)

Empowering Arab women, one discussion at a time! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ช Our session in South Australia sparked conversations on mental health, cultural dynamics, self-care, and community support, creating a vibrant space for holistic wellbeing. ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ’– From breaking stigmas to embracing self-care, let’s thrive together! ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿค

address, postcode and tv programs (english)

Navigating the language of work and play in style! ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธโœ‰๏ธ๐Ÿ“บ In our recent English for Work class, we cracked the code on addresses, postcodes, and even spiced it up with some TV program talk! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“ฎ๐Ÿฟ Join the language adventure every session โ€“ where learning meets fun! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ“š

Talk by Carers SA (CHSP)

Unlocking the power of care! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’– Our seniors delved into the world of caregiving wisdom with an incredible session by Lina Perez from Carers SA. From light exercises to understanding the dance of mind and body, we explored the art of caregiving with laughter and learning. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ“š Let’s celebrate the unsung heroes among us and the vital support they provide! ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ‘ต

Pickles Making - HArmony Day (SETS)

From pickles to unity! ๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒˆ We’re bringing cultures together with every jar as we celebrate Harmony Day and Ramadan in delicious harmony! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ซ Join us in supporting these incredible Arab and Afghan women as they pickle their way to empowerment and recognition. Let’s spread the love, one jar at time! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ

budgeting and bills workshop (SETS)

๐Ÿ’ธโœจ Money matters made fun! ๐ŸŒŸ MWASA teamed up with Uniting Communities for a Budgeting & Bills workshop, turning financial wisdom into an adventure. From mastering budget basics to conquering bill strategies, we equipped newly-arrived refugee women with the financial superpowers they need! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ก Setting goals became a game, and planning for the future never felt this exciting! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ’ฐย 

digital sisters for afghan women (others)

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ก Embarking on a journey to empower Afghan women in the digital realm! Our basic computer classes kick-started with enthusiasm. From keyboards to navigating the internet safely, Banafsha, our Digital Mentor, led the way. Next up: creating email accounts for seamless communication! Stay tuned as these tech-savvy ladies conquer the digital realm! ๐ŸŒŸ
Registration is still wide open. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn, connect, and thrive in the digital era!

๐Ÿ“†Every Monday
โฐ12.30pm-2.00pm
๐Ÿ“Level 4, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000


The event is free, but you have to get your spot. To secure your spot, call 08 8212 0800 or 0422 549 913 (9am-3pm) ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ’ป

women sewing class has kicked off (SETS)

Thread by thread, stitch by stitch, our sewing adventure begins! ๐ŸงตโœจOur sewing class has officially kicked off, and we’re threading the needle of creativity! Join us in this fabric-filled adventure every session โ€“ where every stitch tells a story. Let the creativity unfold!๐Ÿ‘— ๐Ÿงต๐ŸŒˆ

women fitness program (SETS)

๐Ÿ’ƒโœจ Sweating away stresses and grooving to the beats! ๐ŸŽถ MWASA brought the energy with a dynamic Zumba session for mothers and daughters in our SETS program. While we can’t share the actual pics from our fitness fiesta due to participant requests, imagine the joy, and high-energy moves that filled the room. From salsa vibes to cardio fun, we danced, laughed, and bonded, making health a celebration. Cheers to smiles, spirits soaring, and another day of fitness and fun!

shopping, Expenses, numeracy, nouns & quantifiers (english)

From shop talk to budget banter! ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐Ÿ’ธ In our English for Work class last week, we dove into the world of shopping, expenses, numeracy, nouns, and quantifiers. ๐ŸŒโœจ Enrollment is wide open! Come and join us every Monday and Tuesday, from 9:45 am to 2:30 pm, and let’s turn learning into an exciting workplace journey!๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ“šย 

DFV: STARRS WELLBEING WITH AFGHAN WOMEN session 1 (SETS)

Celebrating wellness the Afghan way! ๐ŸŒบโœจ

Our wellbeing session with MWASA and STTARS was a blend of self-care, social vibes, and empowerment magic. From heartwarming discussions to dance-offs and interactive games, weโ€™re creating a space where joy meets resilience! ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ƒ Grateful for these moments and excited for more therapy days ahead. Letโ€™s keep the wellness journey alive! ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŒŸ

Digital sisters program session 1 & 2

Empowering futures, one click at a time in Session 1 & 2!๐ŸŒโœจ @goodthingsfdn Digital Sisters Program kickoff at MWASA โ€“ bridging the digital divide for refugee and migrant women. From consultations to online assessments, we’re turning challenges into opportunities! ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ“†Every Monday
โฐ12.30pm-2.00pm
๐Ÿ“Level 4, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000

Classes will be conducted in Dari/Persian, Arabic, and Urdu to cater to the diverse linguistic backgrounds of our participants, facilitating effective communication and comprehension. Let’s thrive in the digital realm together! ๐Ÿ’ปโœจ

This program is free, but you have to get your spot. To secure your spot, email projectsupport@mwasa.org.au or whatsapp 0422549913. This program is ongoing, and the door is open for YOU! ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ”“

let's pick strawberries (CHSP)

Strawberry fields forever and charming strolls through Hahndorf! ๐Ÿ“โœจ Our seniors had a blast at Beerenberg Farm, soaking up the sun and picking the juiciest berries. Then, a leisurely lunch in the heart of Hahndorf’s Pioneer Memorial Gardens! ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Nature, companionship, and a sprinkle of German heritage โ€“ that’s how we roll on our exciting excursions! ๐ŸšŒ๐ŸŒˆย 

Distance, Weight, Time and Basic Math Learning (English)

๐Ÿ”ขโœจ Crunching numbers and conquering challenges! Last week in English for Work class, we dove into the world of distance, weight, time, and the math magic of addition and subtraction! ๐Ÿ“โฐ๐Ÿงฎ Registration is still wide open โ€“ swing by every Monday and Tuesday, 9:45 am to 2:30 pm, and let’s embark on a unique learning journey together! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ“š โœจ

You can register your participation by:
โ˜Ž๏ธ Call us on 08 8212 0800
๐Ÿ“ฉ Email foundsk@mwasa.org.au forย 

English for work CLASSES HAS BEGUN! (english)

Spelling, grammar, and smiles galore! ๐Ÿ“šโœ๏ธ

Our first English for Work class this year was a blast, and there’s still room for more learners to join the fun! ๐ŸŽ‰ Don’t miss out โ€“ swing by every Monday and Tuesday from 9:45am to 2:30pm and let’s embark on this language adventure together! ๐ŸŒŸ

You can register your participation by:
โ˜Ž๏ธ Call us on 08 8212 0800
๐Ÿ“ฉ Email foundsk@mwasa.org.au

january

Incontinence: healthy diet session (Others)

Spicing up wellness with a dash of culture! ๐ŸŒโœจ

From breaking the silence on incontinence to sizzling culinary sessions blending tradition and nutrition, our diverse community is turning health education into a flavorful journey! ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ’ช Embracing knowledge, sharing stories, and cooking up a storm for vibrant well-being!๐Ÿฅ—

Bowling and Laser Tag Activities (SETS)

๐ŸŽณ Bowling and laser tag fun with friends!๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ

School holidays are for adventures, and MWASA made sure we had a blast! From strikes to strategy, we did it all. Breaking barriers, building friendships, and munching on delicious treats! ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฅค

Wellbeing Consultation with STTARS for afghan women (SETS)

Empowering minds, connecting hearts!๐Ÿ’ชโœจ

Our wellbeing session with STTARS was a blast, kicking off with laughter and connection. ‘Together We Can’ is not just a program; it’s a journey of friendships, knowledge, and self-care. Here’s to embracing diversity, promoting wellness, and learning together! ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿค

bbq summer gathering (CHSP)

Sizzling under the summer sun with our amazing seniors at Thorndon Park! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿข From parking lot arrivals to taxi adventures, we made sure everyone got to the BBQ bash. Lamb and chicken kebabs, lakeside chats, and watermelon delightsโ€”our day was a perfect recipe for summer fun! ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿฅณ Cheers to sunny days, great company, and delicious memories! ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒผ