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
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?
We had a fantastic morning tea gathering in celebration of Eid with our Usrah study group on May 17th. After the weekly Tajweed classes, our members had came together to prepare a shared morning feast filled with amazing foods!
Usrah member during their weekly Tajweed classes
Our wonderful members had taken the liberty to meticulously prepare tea that it started to look more like feast fit for a king. We expected no less from our Usrah ladies!
Foods prepared by Usrah members
Foods prepared by Usrah members
It was definitely a great way to celebrate the beginning of Eid; with celebration, laughter and, of course, the abundance of food.
Usrah members enjoying the spread
Big thank you to our Usrah members for making this morning as amazing as it was!
Join us every Monday from 10am at the MWASA building for our Tajweed classes; the program is entirely run by our lovely sisters who are more than welcome to help you recite the Qur’an with confidence.
MWASA is excited to announce that we are now on Instagram!
What better way to stay connected and up-to-date with our future events and the amazing stories and photos that we will be sharing with you than on Instagram!
Follow us now at @mwasa_ngo! See you there!
Dear Prime Minister Scott Morrison,
On behalf of Muslim Women’s Association of SA, thank you for your good wishes to our community.
We appreciate the support from you and the South Australian Government this Eid al-Fitr, a time of celebration that we have always looked forward to.