ABOUT US

MISSION
To provide everyone with equal opportunities to become
engaged in the community through a variety of
interactive activities, allowing each
individual to learn new skills, to develop a sense of
belonging and confidence in their own abilities, and to
help them to be more connected to the community.

VISION
To be at the heart of the community providing a holistic
program that can address everyone’s physical
health and mental well-being.

OUR TEAM

FARAH SCOTT

Founder and President

Farah is a graduate in international business studies. She has been active in community education activities for 20 years. She has established and managed her own aquatic education school that is inclusive for the culturally and linguistically diverse community. She has more than 10 years’ experience in running successful educational programs for a variety of community organisations. Farah has been running educational and community activities for Logan City and Brisbane City councils over the same period. She is respected for successfully organising large community events, especially women’s events. She is currently also the Hurricane Stars Club program manager.

MALEHA SHAHAB

Committee Member

Maleha has 20 years’ experience as a social worker. She has been supporting new migrants to Australia for the past 20 years. She facilitates the inclusion of CALD families and children into educational programs. Maleha has run workshops about inclusion of children and families from CALD background and education awareness. She assisted in developing a Community Settlement Educational Project for Afghan refugees for Brisbane City Council. Maleha is experienced in linking clients with their required services in various fields such as domestic violence, community settlement and English as a second language.

ROBYN SCOTT

Committee Member

Robyn established, developed and managed a retirement village for 45 years. She is experienced in developing new facilities into a successful and profitable long-term business. Robyn is experienced in growing a large facility and putting in place the necessary policies and procedures, recruiting and managing staff, creating friendly customer service and successful financial management.

MASUD IESA

Committee Member

Masud has more than 20 years’ experience in the hospitality education industry running two successful restaurants. He is experienced in restaurant operations management, managing staff rosters, maintaining strong customer service procedures, having a strong focus on Workplace Health Safety and Food Safety and managing all controllable aspects of the restaurant’s financial performance.

KATHERINE WHITE

Committee Member

Katherine is a registered nurse with more than 20 years experience in allied health. She has extensive experience in working in multiple allied health centres. Katherine establish her own successful childcare business and developed the policies and procedures, management systems, marketing materials and staff management systems.

IAN WILLIAM

Committee Member

Ian’s experience spans across 50 years’ in the building industry as a tradesman and trainer of apprentices. He has 50 years’ of daily practical experience managing a facilities maintenance and training apprentices of all ages and backgrounds.

Asifah Deen 

Committee Member

Asifah has been a teacher for the past twenty years in a variety of schools across Brisbane and has been active in organising programs to support and engage young people from all backgrounds outside the school environment.

Samira Iesa

Committee Member

Samira has been active as youth adviser for the committee. Samira has been running youth activities for many years.

We are a food relief charity and a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme(NDIS) provider.

We are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) as a Public Benevolent Institution endorsed to access the following tax concessions: GST Concession, Income Tax Exemption, FBT Exemption.

Sisters With Helping Hands is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) – ABN 33 402 420 663

The Hurricane Stars Wellness Hub is developed in collaboration with the Hurricane Stars Club Inc, a registered not-for-profit sports and recreation organisation, ABN 14 274 745 624.