We believe strong women build strong nations.
Canberra as our nation’s capital is increasingly reflecting the multicultural-ness Australia is known for. SiTara’s Story started its journey in 2017, with the aim of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. SiTara’s Story seek to build the self-esteem and self-worth of young women within our community and beyond by changing their outlook on life, broadening their horizons, and helping them to empower themselves. SiTara’s Story in partnership with Pandsi, Headspace and MIEACT have organised workshops on women mental health, women physical health adolescent mental health, run creative writing competitions and cooking workshops with MasterChef contestant Rashedul Hasan all for the purpose of creating mental health awareness within the CALD communities in Australia.
SiTara’s Story is also trying 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 works with mental health professionals on the ground to conduct mental health awareness workshops in underprivileged schools in rural Bangladesh where they do not have any access to any support system. These activities include: Mental Health First Aid Training for teachers and students, positive parenting workshops, and trauma management workshops for approximately 1000 students, teachers and parents in underprivileged schools. SiTara’s Story have also supported women labours returning from the Middle East who suffered mental and physical trauma from their employers.
Since 2017, we deliver our programs through the generous support of individual, corporate and foundation donors and partners.