The Zahra Foundation provides a ‘Pathways to Empowerment’ program which is a 9 week course (1 day per week) for women or non-binary people who have been affected by domestic and family violence. The program aims to break social isolation, connect participants to information, resources and to assist in reconnecting with values, hopes and dreams.
The program was selected as a finalist in the Adult Learner Week Industry Awards in 2018 and the Program Manager was selected as a finalist for Mentor/Tutor of the Year
Why do the Pathways to Empowerment program?
Past participants have said that building confidence in a safe learning environment helps to empower themselves to take up study, volunteering or employment options. This is turn increases financial independence for participants and their families.
“… I had never considered vocational or tertiary study as an option prior to attending the Pathways to Empowerment program … felt more confident to enrol in study.”
When and where are the Pathways to Empowerment programs held?
The Pathways to Empowerment program is free and are held one day per week over nine weeks. A ‘central’ program will continue to be held in each term for the remainder of 2020 and a regional program at Murray Bridge in Term 4 (sponsored by Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal). The location is kept confidential to ensure safety for all.
The Zahra Foundation is grateful for the valuable funding from the Department of Innovation and Skills and the support from the University of SA College
How do I get involved?
To find out more and register your expression of interest in participating telephone the Zahra Foundation Office on 08 8352 1889
Download the program brochure:
“What I experienced was way more than I was expecting. I was previously a hairdresser and have run three businesses in my past. I have had experience and knowledge but this has helped me to build my confidence to get back to where I used to be. It is important for the participants to have opportunities to link to employers and volunteers jobs. This course has connected me with new people that I can relate to and helped me as I used to be isolated, now I feel free. It has given me wings.” Tanya