Congratulations to Sr Miriam Silva AM

Congratulations to Sr Miriam Silva on her award -AM 2022 on Queen’s Birthday for significant service to the multicultural community of South Australia, and to women.
Sr Miriam Silva AM
 
I first met Miriam when she was still at university. Intelligent, talented, hard working and focussed; she excelled not only in her studies, but even more so  in her chosen areas of work at Faulding, ANZ, Elders, and Fleet Partners. She applied her extensive corporate expertise to her various roles at SA Government (Chair of Premier’s Council for Women SA 2016-2021, Former Director of TAFE SA, Chair and Council Member 2013-2020 of Uni of SA). She was also passionate in helping vulnerable women (as Chair of InTouch Multicultural Centre against Family Violence since 2019), and various multicultural organisations including as Director of Crescent Institute and as former Chair of Malek Fahd School. Miriam was also President of South Australian and Northern Territory State Advisory Council, 2015-2021.
 
Five years ago , a diagnosis of an aggressive cancer did not stop her work . It only encouraged her to be more determined to help others. Her positive attitude with steadfast commitment is an inspiration to all Australians.
 
Sr Miriam has been a member on our Management Committee since 2010.
 
Dora Abbas, Chairperson of MWASA
28.6.22

2022 Eid al-Fitr Message from the Premier

The Muslim Women’s Association of SA thank the Premier Hon Peter Malinauskas and the Minister for Multicultural AffairsHon Zoe Lee Bettison for their warmest Eid al Fitr wishes to our organisation and our community. Their thoughtful wishes are truly appreciated.

We thank them for keeping the communities connected especially during this challenging period through their continuous commitment and contributions.

COVID-19 Prevention with CHSP Seniors

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! 

CHSP participants 

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!

My Home Hospital with CHSP Seniors

Earlier last month, our seniors attended a talk about accessing hospital-level care treatment from the comfort of their own home. With recent events, it is essential that our seniors are aware of where and how to get the medical help that they need! We hope that the introduction of hospital-in-home service that is available 24/7 so that our seniors can manage their healthcare plan well.
CHSP Seniors listening to the My Hospital Home Talk
 
Kelly Fraser, guest speaker from My Hospital Home with CHSP participants and MWASA staff
 
Thank you to Kelly Fraser and Jennifer Hill from My Home Hospital for your time and introducing our seniors to the multiple services available to them!

AGM 2021 Management Election Announcement

The Muslim Women’s Association of SA held its Annual General Meeting in the office on November 29th, 2021.
 
Management Team Nominations were accepted and Members were invited to vote accordingly. 

MWASA is pleased to announce the new Management Team for 2021-2022.

Dora Abbas
Mandy Zhao
Miriam Silva
Noor Azidah Abdul Aziz
Noor Alli
Ramila Chanisheff
 
MWASA staff, volunteers and Management all look forward to continuing to support Muslim women in Adelaide in increasingly meaningful ways. 

CHSP Seniors Take A Walk Along Torrens River

To enjoy the last of the Spring weather, we took our CHSP seniors out for a walk along the River Torrens! It was a gorgeous morning to be out and about while enjoying the warm weather and wonderful scenery.

As usual, our seniors were excited to capture pictures of their walk and the things they spotted! Of course, we ended the trip with a short picnic break with light refreshments and lots of chatter under the blue skies!

CHSP Visit to Gorge Wildlife Park

We’re always up for new sights and adventures with the CHSP Seniors!

Visiting the Gorge Wildlife Park with the seniors was a wonderful experience, and the warm Spring weather played a huge part! We spent a lot of time interacting with the native animals and even got to pet the wallabies and koalas! We’ve got the pictures to prove it too!

The day ended on a high note with a picnic under the shade of the gazebo surrounded by nature and animals. Seeing the seniors in high spirits was incredibly gratifying, so we can’t wait till our next adventure together!

Sewing with Afghani SETS Ladies

We held another sewing workshop last month for our SETS ladies! We taught our ladies how to use electric sewing machines as they have only had experience using hand-operated machines before. This time, we made learnt how to make face masks and used the leftover fabric to make pillowcases!

The workshop was conducted by professional dressmaker, Mahboba Behmani, who did a wonderful job of inspiring our ladies to practice and improve their alteration skills!

We look forward to sewing you at the next one!