Author: Aisha Mohsin

Shoebox 4 Syria: Founder speaks to AMUST

“How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world”. This beautiful quote by Anne Frank was the first thing to cross my mind after I finished talking to the co-founder of Shoebox 4 Syria on a bright Monday morning. Several years ago, an enthusiastic community development worker – Khouloud Joumaa, along with her cousin Saphia Al Kakouni, driven by the spirit of giving, started Shoe Box 4 Syria — a Sydney-based, non-profit organisation for the children who are orphaned and displaced in Syria. Now in its third year,  the organisation...

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Shaza wins NSW Harvey Norman Award

Every year, the NSW Women of the Year Awards bring out inspiring and talented women from all industries, communities, backgrounds, and ages to honour local leaders for their outstanding contribution and to recognize their commitment to improve the lives of women and girls in the society by supporting basic rights and equal opportunities. The event this year, organized in Sydney on the morning of International Women’s Day, Thursday 8 March, was no exception. Over 400 guests, including Members of Parliament, attended the ceremony which was presided by MC Deborah Knight. Now in its seventh year, this event continued to...

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Sir Nicholas Shehadie laid to rest

Sir Nicholas Michael Shehadie, AC OBE, the former Lord Mayor of Sydney and national representative rugby union captain, died peacefully on 11 February 2018, aged 91. Sir Nicholas is survived by his wife Professor Marie Bashir, former NSW governor, daughters Alexandra and Susan, son Michael Shehadie and six grandchildren. Sir Nicholas was born on 15 November 1925 in Coogee, NSW. He served as Sydney’s lord mayor between 1973 and 1975 and was the chairman of SBS for two decades between 1981 and 1999. He was a distinguished Wallaby (1946-58) and the prime mover in establishing the Rugby World Cup....

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Our intention creates our reality

The words of Carl Sagan make more sense than ever, “It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we have”. – Pale Blue Dot. Considering the temporary nature of this world, our chief concern should be the long term rewards, both in this world and the after. Keeping in mind our...

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Best Energy Project win for Ali Asghar Ali

Ali Asghar Ali, a medical science student at Macquarie University while embarking on his research career has already received recognition within Australia as well as overseas. This has been made possible by Ali securing numerous internship opportunities including a six month long  Macquarie Undergraduate Research Internship (MURI)  which provided students with the chance to try their hand in research and then later joining and co-leading an iGEM team delegation to an international competition in Boston, USA. Ali  was invited to present his MURI project and his team’s iGEM research at the Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research (ACUR) held 27-28 September 2017 at the University of Adelaide, for...

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april, 2018

28apr10:30 am- 12:30 pmPre-Ramadan Mini Market Ladies Event (Limited Tickets)Ladies Only

28apr7:00 pm- 10:00 pm3rd Annual Fundraising Dinner

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