Inspiring  Women  Families  and  Communities

2008 – 2009

Perinatal Support Group Program for Sudanese Women

Sudanese women who are pregnant or have children under 3 years of age meet weekly for an 8 week program to learn new life skills, share existing skills and have fun. Funded by the State Perinatal Mental Health Unit (DOH).

Healthy Active Bicultural Ambassadors Training Program

A project comprising two components: the production of a Health Active Resource Manual and the development and implementation of the Healthy Active Bicultural Ambassadors Training program from which a pool of CaLD frontline workers emerged to promote physical activity and good nutrition to their communities. Funded by the Department of Health and Ageing (Commonwealth).

Visiting Sisters

A program focused on helping migrant and refugee women develop their talents in order to find employment or to establish their own business. Funded by Department of Family, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA).

Kala-Vez Project

A project providing senior CaLD women the opportunity to socialize and share their love of culture through traditional art and craft. Funded by the Office of Multicultural Interests.

Parenting from the Heart

An ongoing program funded by the Department for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA). The core values of this program are both strengthening effective parenting and relationship skills.

“Moving Upstream” NGO Capacity Development Project

This project enabled Ishar to advance its service delivery and improve the sustainability of the agency. Funded by the Department of Health and Ageing

Disability and Access: ‘Responding to the Needs of a Diverse Community’ Project

Aproject by the Independent Living Centre to enable Ishar to improve access and inclusion of its service delivery in response to the special needs of clients with a disability from CaLD backgrounds.

Wonder Woman Going Back to ‘P’ Work

A project providing women from Middle East, Africa and Asia with a pathway to regain their self-confidence to pursue either short-term or long-term accredited training in their areas of interest. Funded by the Department of Education and Training.


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