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!
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.
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!
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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.
What a kick-off!
Our SETS Youth enjoyed the Saturday morning of April 10th participating in an energizing indoor soccer tournament; the perfect gathering before the start of the month of Ramadan.
Despite some not having played the sport before, the support from the other more experienced girls was definitely an encouragement. It gave our SETS Youth the opportunity to interact with others in their community as well as participate in something new. To see the collective team effort put into the games was amazing.
The post-game treat of pizza was definitely a good note to end the day for everyone, especially for the winning team that brought home a bag of prizes from their successful game!
During the down-time, many suggested other possible social sport they would like to participate in; it is safe to say that MWASA will definitely be holding another social sport event for our SETS Youth in the near future!
As part of the Unity in Diversity program, 60 students from St. Francis school had an opportunity to visit and tour Marion Mosque on 4 March 2021.
Our CHSP* seniors were treated to a free film screening “Kabullywood” and a short documentary “Bakery” at the Mercury Cinema on 18th February 2021. The film is part of a free series of 6-week screenings organized by the recently launched South Asian Seniors’ Film Club. Their aim is to build friendships and social connections for older South Australians, showcasing films from South Asia.
It was a day full of fun and entertainment as our seniors were treated to free lunch of Afghan Borani Banjan served with fresh Afgan bread, muffins and warm saffron tea.
*CHSP= Commonwealth Home and Support Program
On the 14th of January 2021, MWASA organized a BBQ get-together with our CHSP* seniors in Thorndon Park. It was a perfect outing to start off the new year.
The seniors began the activity by strolling down the reservoir. This was a great opportunity for them to increase physical activity and therefore, improve their health and wellbeing.
While waiting for the food to cook, the seniors chatted away with their peers while appreciating the beautiful weather and scenery. Many even assisted to help with the cooking process!
Once the food was cooked, the seniors enjoyed the delicious spread of food with their peers while basking in the beautiful outdoors.
It can definitely be said that this outing was a very therapeutic and relaxing experience for the seniors and they are keen for future outings!
*CHSP= Commonwealth Home Support Program
A session to explain Australian Law was organized on 21 January 2021 focusing on the most common issues brought up by our SETS* clients.
Melanie and Ella from Legal Services Commission went through the rights of both the tenants and landlords, fines, what to do if you are involved in a car accident, marriage and divorce. They also provided all attendees with phone numbers to the legal services commission helpline and the translating and interpreting services available to them. In addition, all attendees were given a booklet with all the important information in their own language.
The session was informative and delivered using clear and simple terms. It helped them to correct some of their misinformation regarding Australian law. The attendees found the session to be very useful as they gained new information and it helped correct the misinformation they had on Australian law. We also had interpreters for both Arabic and Dari speakers were present.
We hope to further provide our women with the knowledge that could help them in the future.
SETS*= Settlement Engagement and Transition Support