Supported Programs

Sewing Seeds

Equipping communities


Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Services in Western Australia, with the support of the Scanlon Foundation, developed the Sewing Seeds program to provide vulnerable migrant and refugee women with social support, education and skills development so they can better access employment or educational pathways.

Over the next two years the program will focus on upskilling, financial literacy, improving participants’ understanding of their working rights and practical skills around job seeking, with a view to building individuals’ self-confidence and agency to make decisions in their best interests.


In 2022, 20 women from African, Middle Eastern and Asian communities participated in the program, with a quarter going on to employment in local social enterprises.

Years Supported

2022 -2023