Australasian College Broadway Lends a Helping Hand to Single Mums

On November 8, 2011, the Australasian College Broadway joined forces with the Salvation Army from New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria to treat a group of 11 single mothers from their respective congregations.

The event took place at the Salvation Army Collaroy Centre in which the mothers were treated to haircuts, makeovers and mini manicures by students from the college.

The college provided nine students and two educators to pamper the women, whilst their children were being minded at the day care centre on site.

Chairman and Founding Director of Australasian College Broadway, Maureen Houssein-Mustafa OAM said that for the students to see how much the mums appreciated the students pampering them, teaches them something more than just every day hair and beauty techniques. It teaches them how to engage with customers and the community on a larger scale.

“The mums were delighted to have the chance to be pampered whilst someone else was taking care of their children – a rare treat. With the kids thoroughly occupied, the ladies had a real opportunity to relax and enjoy the treatments they seldom get to experience,” Ms. Houssein-Mustafa OAM said.

“This partnership with the Salvation Army for the past three years has allowed the college to give back to the community, which has been a priority for us from day one. Our students are always eager to participate in any volunteer work that we get involved with at the college and they too learn and take so much pleasure from participating.”

For further information about The Australasian College Broadway visit or call 02 9571 8288.


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