The President of the Muslim Women’s Welfare of Australia, MWWA, Mrs Faten El Dana OAM was a special guest invited by Western Sydney University (WSU) Chancellor Peter Shergold AC and the Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover AO to attend the Annual iftar held at the University’s Parramatta Campus on Monday 27 May 2019.
During her community and alumni address to the audience that included university professors and academics, representatives of government and non-government organisations, she talked about her journey from being a registered nurse and a midwife in a number of hospitals in the South West Sydney, as a teacher of English as a second language, as a professional interpreter, as a radio presenter and a community leader.
The WSU Chancellor, took the opportunity at the event to launch a special WSU ‘headscarf’ for the Muslim students in nursing studying at the university.
Mrs El Dana was presented with a gift as a sign of appreciation for sharing her experience and achievements.
Earlier during the month, Mrs El Dana was awarded the prestigious award by WSU, Community Fellow of the University of Western Sydney in recognition of her exceptional service to the Greater Western Sydney region.