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.
Dr. Chris Lease, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, on COVID-19 prevention
We hope to be able to assist our seniors to make a more informed decision about receiving the vaccine and maintaining public health. It is especially important so we can prevent the development of serious health conditions in our seniors!
Thank you to Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Chris Lease, and Public Health Physician Human Biosecurity Officer, Dr. Razlyn Abdul Rahim, from SA Health for your time and effort for our seniors!
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The 2-day Conversational English workshop held at the Salisbury Hub provided a space for practicing everyday English.
Our ladies gathered and opened up about topics about their day to day lives, sharing their wishes and concerns. The sessions were headed by our English tutor, Peta Abdalla, who led conversations. We hope that we were able to encourage confidence and greater community connection within our attendees.
MWASA is looking forward to holding more workshops that would provide means for more women to connect and thrive!
We love to see smiles on your faces!
In collaboration with Adelaide Dental School, MWASA held an informative session for our SETS ladies on oral health. We had dentistry students come in to teach participants about their and their children’s oral health! Our guest students had advised and given tips (as well as goodie bags) to keep their smile perfect.
Thank you to the students from Adelaide Dental School for your efforts in educating our ladies; it was very enjoyable and they learnt a lot!
A trip to the Art Gallery inspired our English students to visit the family home of artists Nora and Hans Heyson, The Cedars, in Hahndorf!
Foundation Skills students and tutors outside the Heyson family home.
Heyson family home.
It was a 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 practise their English! They had no qualms about asking the tour guide questions and talking about the artwork on display.
Inside the Heyson family home.
Inside the Heyson family home.
Quick lunch break!
We hope to be able to provide more opportunities for more of our students in the future!
Cervical cancer is among the most common cancer among women. The risk of a woman being diagnosed with this cancer by the age of 85 is 1 in 162.
MWASA held an informative talk on cervical cancer for all women ages 40 and above earlier this month. Our ladies learnt how to recognize early signs of cervical cancer and what measures to take to keep themselves as healthy as possible.
It is important that cervical cancer is detected at early stage, even before it can be felt. The 5-year survival rate for this cancer is 74%. Making the effort to exercise daily and making regular appointments with your GP is a good measure to take to spot the signs of cervical cancer early.
Thank you to Jacqueline from SA Health for coming in for the informative talk; our ladies were definitely very grateful.
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!
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