Earlier this month, we took our CHSP seniors to a trip to visit the South Australian Museum! The warm springtime weather was perfect for the seniors to take a leisure stroll to the museum from Victoria Square.
Seniors ready to take a stroll outside the SA Museum
It was an exciting tour for the seniors, and a quite a shock for some who had never visited the SA Museum before! We managed to explore all the exhibitions available, except for the Ancient Egypt gallery which some of our seniors found too scary! Our seniors were particularly amazed by the real life exhibits and were so very eager to learn more about them.
Seniors enjoying a leisure look at the museum exhibitions.Seniors enjoying a leisure look at the museum exhibitions.Seniors enjoying a leisure look at the museum exhibitions.Senior resting while posing in front of an exhibition.Seniors and staff posing for a photo with an exhibition!
We also treated the seniors to lunch the Good Social Café afterwards. The delicious food and the charming atmosphere of the café was perfect for catching up or just relaxing after a morning of walking.
Outside the Good Social Cafe– ready for a meal!Seniors enjoying their lunch and catching up for the week.
Can’t wait for the next outing with our seniors!
To celebrate the ease in lockdown restrictions, our CHSP Seniors enjoyed a fun day indoors playing friendly games with friends!
We had played numerous mind-twister games that left the seniors full of laughter and chatter.
Among all the games played, the crowd favourite was Bingo! Our seniors were very engrossed in the game and many began to show their competitive streak . There was even a demand for a second round!
Seniors eagerly waiting for the number announcment during a game of Bingo.
Seniors playing Bingo. Continue reading “Games Day with CHSP Seniors!”
It was amazing sewing with our ladies!
We held a hemming and alteration workshop last week where we taught our ladies the best and easiest way to hem their clothes! So long pants or skirt that gets caught won’t make you trip! The workshop was conducted by fashion designer and professional dressmaker Vita Alnaimat, who did a wonderful job of inspiring our ladies to practice and improve their alteration skills! One of our ladies was determined to buy her own sewing machine at the end of the session.
We look forward to sewing you at the next one!
It was wonderful hosting a Cross-Cultural training session for the students of Tatachilla Lutheran College at Marion Mosque! MWASA’s Cross-Cultural Educator, Sr. Flora Chanisheff, had discussed the topic of Islam and Muslims, and hosted a Q&A session regarding common misconceptions. We even had some students from Pinnacle College to come in and sit with the students of Tatachilla. They aided Sr Flora with answering questions from the students of Tatachilla.
Year 12 Tatachilla Lutheran and Pinnacle College students having a chat.
It was incredible to see students from both schools interact and seeing them gradually break down social barriers and chat comfortably was very heart-warming, having shared lunch afterwards was full of lively conversation! It was an incredibly eye-opening experience for both Tatachilla and Pinnacle students alike and we can’t wait to host another session.
Shared lunch among students catered by Marion Mosque.
Big thank you to Nurhayati, Filzah, and Zuhair from the Islamic Society of South Australia for assisting in organizing and hosting the session. Thank you also to the year 12 students from Tatachilla College and Pinnacle College for participating!
Sr. Flora Chanisheff with Br. Nuru-deen Suraju from Pinnacle College (right) and Mr. Grant Wildman from Tatachilla Lutheran College (left)
If you are interested in arranging a Cross-Cultural session for your school or workplace, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Australia and the second most common cancer to cause death in women.
MWASA held an informative talk on breast cancer for all women ages 40 and above on the 12th of August. Our ladies learnt how to recognize early signs of breast cancer and what measures to take to keep themselves as healthy as possible.
It is important that breast cancer is detected at early stage, even before it can be felt. This greatly improves the treatment options and health outcomes for the individual. Making the effort to exercise daily and making regular appointments with your GP is a good measure to take to spot the signs of breast cancer early.
Thank you to Marita Aldride from Breast Screening SA for coming in for the informative talk; our ladies were definitely very grateful.
Visit BreastScreen SA to find out more about cancer symptoms and screening.
Covid-19 restrictions didn’t stop us from holding programs for our ladies!
We held a Zoom webinar for our SETS mums about raising children in Australia. While there are many challenges that parents face in raising children when they come to Australia, it is important to remember that children are also facing challenges of their own. He stressed on the importance of keeping communicative channels open between you and your child and how that was the first step to having a comfortable and happy home environment for everyone!
Another important point he mentioned was that the responsibility of raising a child is not solely on the shoulders of the mother, but also the father; it is essential to keep consistent communication between spouses. It takes a village to raise a child; as the saying goes.
It was an incredibly informative talk and our mums were very keen on having a continuation session.
Thank you to Sheikh Riad from the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils for hosting the webinar! Thanks to the Islamic Society of South Australia also for helping us organize this webinar. We look forward to holding a face-to-face session for our ladies in the future!
We appreciate Prime Minister Hon Scott Morrison’s Eid ul Adha 2021 good wishes to our community, especially during this current Covid-19 situation. We will all do our part in keeping Australia safe.
MWASA Management Committee
A big round of applause for our SETS girls who’ve just completed our 3-day Youth Leadership Workshop!
The workshop aimed to build the foundation for leadership in our SETS Youth; primarily focussing on self-reflection and confidence in communication. It was an excellent opportunity to help our youth not only as budding leaders but also as individuals, where they learned to channel a ‘growth mindset’ so that they can embrace challenges and accept criticism with ease.
At the end of the workshops, the many youths commented that “more [workshops] would be good because I think there is still a lot more to learn…”. MWASA is very glad to have provided the opportunity for our SETS Youth to grow and learn, and make new friends.
MWASA would be very keen to hold similar workshops for our youth in the future. Will you be joining us then?
Who knew our seniors were such talented artists?
We held a fantastic art therapy session on June 3rd for our CHSP seniors, guided by art therapist, Victoria Lowery.
The seniors were evidently excited for their first art activity and worked hard to present “the Colours of their Heart”. They were keen to learn about watercolour and stenciling techniques that they would later use in their own works. The activity created a relaxed atmosphere that allowed the seniors to fully engage in their work. It was one of the few times where our seniors weren’t merrily chatting!
While the session was aimed to reduce stress and practice psychological wellbeing, it was most importantly an activity designed for our seniors to enjoy themselves. It was rewarding for us and the seniors to see the result of their work at the end.
We are looking forward to seeing what other creative surprises seniors have to show!