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“Look, the day is coming after each night, but I do not see any change in my life. If I am not happy, how can I make others happy?”

– A mother from Modhumoti Adarsho Bidyaloy, Pahardnaga, Saraspur, Kalia, Narail District, Bangladesh

“What happens when people open their hearts?”
“They get better.”

― Haruki Murakami

“I do not know how to read and write, I never took part in any meeting like this. For the first time I have drawn my hand on a piece of paper along with others. It was such a joy to find my own handprint among others. I have realized that taking care of my own emotional needs will help me to communicate better with my children”.

– A mother of a student of class ten from Hazi Gani School, Bangladesh


SiTara’s Story is a non-profit charitable organisation registered in Australia that believes strong women build strong communities and nations.
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Canberra chapter

Migrants make up some 28 per cent of the ACT’s population with new arrivals topping 10,000 in each of the past two financial years. The top 10 countries from where ACT gains its immigrants include China (11,900), India (10,900), Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Malaysia.
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Bangladesh Chapter

SiTara’s Story tries to create a bridge between Canberra and developing countries, especially Bangladesh, where vulnerable groups such as women and children require early education and intervention. SiTara’s Story chose to work with Bangladesh initially because UNICEF has already classified Bangladesh as a country of “high inequity”.
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First ever Women Talk Shops in Canberra especially for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Women.

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What is your story?

ACT residents including people from CALD communities in Canberra witnessed a pandemic in 2020 that was never imagined before. Every person has a unique story of his/her struggle and resilience during this pandemic. SiTara’s story is organising a story writing competition, story telling event and an award ceremony for the best story writers/teller. This would be followed by a publication with appropriate consents from participants. This competitions would help the participants to talk about their struggles, opening up their minds which is very beneficial for their mental health.

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19 February 2022
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