CHSP Strawberry Picking in Hahndorf

On the 10th of December 2020, the CHSP* seniors visited Beerenberg Farm in Hahndorf for strawberry picking.

19 seniors along with Urika and the intern took the bus and headed to the farm. It was a very beautiful and sunny day, perfect for such an activity. The seniors were able to taste the freshly picked sweet and juicy strawberries and a few seniors purchased them for their loved ones. 

The seniors then headed to Hahndorf where they had lunch at the Pioneer Memorial Gardens. Before leaving the beautiful old German town, the seniors had the opportunity to wonder around and admire the German-style architecture. 

The seniors had a wonderful time during their outing. This was the final CHSP activity for 2020 and MWASA looks forward to conducting more activities for our CHSP seniors in 2021.

*CHSP= Commonwealth Home Support Program

End of Year Staff Retreat

MWASA ended the year 2020 with a Staff Retreat on the 14th of December. We started off with a review of our progress for the year and plans for the coming year.

Following that, MWASA’s staff, tutors and volunteers headed off to the restaurant for a very hearty lunch. After lunch, we proceeded to play a game where we had to write an adjective of each letter that best describes a MWASA team member’s name. Everyone wrote such beautiful descriptions of the person they got. 

The team members then shared a few pieces of poetry which were very deep and meaningful. It was a good bonding session. Everyone had such a wonderful enjoying each other’s company. MWASA appreciates all the hard work and effort of the staff, tutors and volunteers.


We look forward to 2021!

Foundation Skills End of Year Party and Certificate Presentation Ceremony

On The 8th of December, the Foundation Skills leaners were invited to the End of Year Party and Certificate Presentation Ceremony. This was held to acknowledge the leaners’ efforts in seeking knowledge and to celebrate their learning.

Learners were sat in 2 rooms to ensure proper social distancing as per the COVID-19 Safe rules. The learners then participated in a game of word swat. They then proceeded with the next activity of drawing a portrait of their friends.


Following that, Noor and Peta served the potluck food contributed by all the students as per the COVID-19 Safe rules.



After enjoying the wonderful array of cuisines, the leaners received their certificate and had an opportunity to thank their teachers.



MWASA celebrates the achievement of our learners and we hope to inspire and motivate our learners for the coming year.

Congratulations to our learners!

Trip to the South Australian Aviation Museum

On the 5th of November, the CHSP* seniors were on cloud nine when they visited the South Australian Aviation Museum. They had an amazing experience touring the spectacular displays of aircraft and engines and learning the history of the aviation and aerospace industry in Australia.

Though guided tours were suspended, the seniors were still able to learn about the exhibits through the storyboards which provided historical information on the aircrafts and artifacts. The highlight was the opportunity for the seniors to climb inside and view the components that make up the historical aircraft. 

The seniors had a wonderful time learning and spending time with their friends during this trip.

*CHSP=Commonwealth Home Support Programme

COVID-19 Update

We are currently back in the office!


Our English Language and Computer classes will resume during the following times:


For updates on our other programs, please look through our website or contact our office:

Telephone: (08) 8212 0800




We also urge you to look out for the COVID-19 updates on the SA Health website here.

We hope that you stay safe and practice social distancing and proper hygiene.


COVID-19 update

Our primary concern remains the health, safety and well-being of our members, the community we represent, our staff and volunteers. In light of the recent public health advisory and advice from the Government of SA and SA Health, we have made the decision to suspend our social group activities and classes until further notice. We are still contactable during these times at:

Telephone: (08) 8212 0800



Please click here for more updates on COVID-19.

We hope that you stay safe and practice social distancing and proper hygiene. 

Available position: Project Officer


The Project Officer provides service and care to MWASA clients from refugee and CALD backgrounds.  We are looking for a mature professional who is competent, friendly and service-oriented.

The role is best suited to those who would like to contribute to the community through part-time work. 

20 hours a week.

$23-26 per hour depending on relevant skills and experience.

Key duties

  1. Manage project from work plan to implementation as well as preparation of project acquittal.
  2. Provide service to clients over the phone and face to face, conduct assessments, arrange relevant referrals and run programs.
  3. Increase client recruitment, development and satisfaction.
  4. Write detailed reports and prepare submissions to funding bodies and to management.
  5. Establish good communication and teamwork among staff, and with clients and volunteers.
  6. Ensure MWA policies, and health and safety protocols are implemented in areas of responsibility.
  7. Provide support for MWA events and general duties as assigned.


  1. Track record in assisting and working well with people from various backgrounds and nationalities
  2. Initiative to carry out programs and solve problems to meet requirements with minimum supervision
  3. At least one, or preferably more, of the following:
    • training or experience in social work or counselling
    • experience in preparing grant applications or running programs to meet funding requirements
    • able to speak one of these languages – Dari, Arabic or Uyghur
    • substantial experience in customer service or volunteering
  1. Good written, verbal and communication skills
  2. Attention to detail, strong time management skills and confident using at least Microsoft Word , Excel spreadsheet and PowerPoint presentation
  3. Able to perform with integrity, tact and strict confidentiality
  4. Able to work a few hours on weekday nights or weekends 1-2 times a month

Expression of interest to be submitted to Admin Officer email at Closing date: 11 December 2020.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.