Faten El Dana, OAM - Winner of A.H. Beard's Community Hero Award
President of the Muslim Women's Welfare of Australia and Program Coordinator of 2MFM - Muslim Community Radio, Faten El Dana has been awarded the A.H. Beard’s Community Hero Award as part of the NSW Government 2014 Women of the Year Awards.
The Community Hero Award showcases women who are local heroes or volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to the NSW community.
Mrs El Dana, also an Order of Australia Medal recipient, was recognised for her commitment to improving the lives of migrant women. The Award was presented in Parliament House by the Minister for Women, Pru Goward and the Premier of New South Wales, Barry O'Farrell.
Mrs El Dana is very active in the community as an ambassador for migrant women. In addition to her role as head of programming at 2MFM - which was originally founded by the Islamic Charity projects association - she is involved with numerous community projects around women's health, family issues, job searching, interpretation and many others.
Upon receiving the award, Mrs El Dana stated: “I take great pleasure in accepting this prestigious award. It is such an honour to be awarded the community hero award. I would like to thank all those who voted for me, all those who used their voice to express their confidence in me. I am humbled that you would place your trust in me."
This year 239 nominations were received from across NSW highlighting the outstanding achievements and contributions that women are making in our state. The judging panel had a very difficult job in selecting the finalists with so many excellent nominees. Despite the strong competition, Mrs El Dana’s remarkable community contribution was recognised as most deserving of this Award.
Posted Fri, 21/03/2014 - 3:55pm by cbaa_admin