On­line boost for cen­tre

Stirling Times - - News - Kristie Lim

ISHAR Mul­ti­cul­tural Women’s Health Cen­tre in Mirra­booka will use a $35,000 Lot­tery­west grant to hire a con­sul­tant to help up­grade its web­site and de­velop a so­cial me­dia strat­egy.

Ishar chief ex­ec­u­tive An­drea Creado said the cen­tre needed a Facebook page to reach out to more women.

“We are way be­hind many or­gan­i­sa­tions with so­cial me­dia and that is be­cause we have never had the money to get some­body in to tell us what to do and how to do it best,” she said.

“The more peo­ple find out about the work we do, we get more sup­port and some­times the sup­port comes in the form of do­na­tions, vol­un­teers or more clients.”

Mirra­booka MLA Ja­nine Free­man pre­sented the grant to the cen­tre on be­half of Lot­tery­west and the State Gov­ern­ment on Oc­to­ber 23.

Ms Free­man said the grant would help women from nonEnglish speak­ing back­grounds keep in con­tact with each other and with the cen­tre.

The cen­tre pro­vides women of all ages and cul­tural back­grounds with ser­vices to en­hance their health and well­be­ing.

Ishar Mul­ti­cul­tural Women’s Health Cen­tre chief ex­ec­u­tive An­drea Creado and Mirra­booka MLA Ja­nine Free­man.

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