Donations, Membership Application and Membership Renewal


New membership application or one-off donation

Please go to our membership application form and follow the instructions.

Please note that new membership fee covers the period until 30 June and has to be paid in full. New members who join between 1 April and 30 June receive free membership until 30 June and have their first payment allocated to the following 12 month (July to June) period.

If you only want to donate you can ignore the membership part of the form. Donations can also be made online.


Renewal of membership

Membership fees are for 12 months from July to June; payment is due in June. Please select your membership category (and mail option if required) and click on submit:

Members receive the quarterly newsletter (the SAWAN) by email. Members who prefer to have the SAWAN sent in printed form by mail, and possibly additional copies to give to friends, should select the number of copies they require. Print copy delivery incurs a flat annual charge of $10 for up to four copies.

Members without email should fill out and mail our membership application form and will receive the SAWAN delivered by mail without charge.

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* membership category:





SAWAN mail delivery (optional):

Urgent bomb victims appeal



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SAWA shop: windows into Afghanistan

Two Trees art book

In 2010 Australian artists presented a set of folding books to the women of the Vocational Training Centre in Kabul. They asked them to use their newly acquired skills to write their personal stories into the books. Their work is documented in this lavishly illustrated coffee table book, a vivid testimony of friendship between the women of Afghanistan and Australia.

If ordered as a gift just add the recipient address(es) at the end of the ordering process. The book will be sent directly to the gift recipient(s) with an added greeting from you.

Read how the book was conceived and see some of the artwork shown in the book with the accompanying text.

 

Two Trees

preview

 

Bookstores please contact us for resale enquiries.

"This book will stand the ages and will serve as a landmark publication. A noble book."
Dr. Nahid Afrose Kabir, International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, University of South Australia

$20 plus postage

 

 


WIndows into Afghanistan Windows into Afghanistan

Afghanistan: 30 years of conflict, suicide bombings, civil war. That is what we see on our television screens, hear on the radio, read in the newspapers. Is there any hope?

Since 2004 SAWA-Australia, the Support Association for the Women of Afghanistan, has raised funds to enable the women of that war-torn country to make a difference.

This booklet was put together by the South Australian branch of SAWA-Australia to document a new Afghanistan. Fighting and terror will still be a daily occurrence, but hidden behind the violent images of our daily news are the beginnings of a new society. It is this new society that this booklet wants to show.

$2.50   ($2.25 for 5 or more,   $2.00 for 10 or more)  free postage   preview

$20.00
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Student art

Other options: gift cards
greeting cards: festive card | the art selection | photo cards | personalized

Amin's card
card text
Amin's card
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Barkatullah's card
Barkatullah's card
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Ulfat's card
Ulfat's card
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$5 each plus postage, includes envelope

$4.50 plus postage for orders of
9 or more cards

Select "any" to receive a mix of cards
(e.g. 3 of each for orders of 9)

A selection of cards with beautiful artwork from students of RAWA's Hewad High School: 14 year old Amin and 13 year old Barkatullah and Ulfat. The cards are wide letter size (21.5 cm wide, 10 cm high), folded, blank on the inside, and have text referring to SAWA (SA) on the back (as seen under Amin's card):
SAWA-Australia (SA) supports the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), the Organization for Promoting Afghan Women's Capabilities (OPAWC), and the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO). All proceeds from this card go towards education and health projects of these organizations in Afghanistan.
$5.00
* Select your card:

Gift cards

Other options:
festive cards | the art selection | student art | photo cards | personalized


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A selection of photo cards showing children in one of the orphanages of AFCECO, the Afghan Children Education and Care Organization supported by SAWA (SA). All have a standard text referring to SAWA on the inside and are folded in small letter size format (15.5 cm wide, 11.5 cm high).
   The girl   enlarge
girl The text on the card:
Dear friend,
we want to share some good news with you. This card comes from a good friend of yours who made a donation to the Support Association for the Women of Afghanistan. SAWA-Australia supports schools, adult literacy classes, a health centre and scholarships for girls who grew up in orphanages and now go to university. Your friend's donation to SAWA-Australia brings happiness to our lives and enables us to build our future.
The women and girls of Afghanistan

Select the card you like before ordering. The price depends on your donation choice. (Postage will be added.)


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Personalized cards

Other options: gift cards
greeting cards: festive card | the art selection | student art | photo cards

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Voc. Training Centre 2  enlarge
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Voc. Training Centre 3  enlarge
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Hamoon Clinic 1  enlarge
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Hamoon Clinic 2  enlarge

Make a difference and show your friends that you care. Whether it is Christmas, a birthday or another joyous occasion, your personalized card will always be welcome; or you want to show that you are thinking of a friend who has not been well lately. SAWA-Australia will mail the personalized card to the intended recipient, or you can have a card without name sent to your address and enter the name and mail it yourself.

Every card is custom made with the text of your choice. Choose the text and card and enter the recipient's name and address. An example, based on the choices VTC, HAPPY BIRTHDAY and LIBRARY MATERIAL $25.00, is shown below. Custom text is indicated in green. Text for other choices is worded corresponding to the choices made. See also an example card here.


Dear ......................
Happy Birthday!
This card comes to you with a gift that can help to make the world a better place. In thinking of you I made a donation to support the Vocational Training Centre in Kabul operated by the Organization for Promoting Afghan Women's Capabilities (OPAWC).
The donation will provide library material for the literacy classes. It will be sent to the Centre through the assistance of the Support Association for the Women of Afghanistan (SAWA-Australia).


Note: The recipient will be addressed on the card as given in the recipient's details: "Ms. E. Smith" will be addressed "Dear Ms. Smith"; "Anne Smith" will be addressed "Dear Anne"; "E. Smith" will be addressed "Dear Mr/Ms Smith". If you enter "own" a blank card will be sent to your own address.

The price of the cards depends on your donation choice. (Postage will be added.)


$0.00
* You donation choice:

* Text for the card:

* Select your card:

Shopping bags

shopping bagsThese bags are made from recyclable nylon parachute silk, machine washable, extremely strong and lightweight. They make you an ambassador for SAWA (SA) and are also a great gift idea.

$12 plus postage    enlarge

The colours listed do not necessarily correspond to the colours shown. Check the availability before ordering:
Black: 3, jacaranda: 2, burgundy: 2, pink: 1.


 

other items:

sholder bags

coffe/tea mugs

 

$12.00
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* select your colour:

Coffee or tea mugs

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With these mugs you can bring SAWA's message into your home and to the company tearoom. With the SAWA logo on one side and a bold message on the other side they remind you every day of the good work you do by supporting SAWA (SA).

$15 plus postage sold out

other items:

shopping bags

sholder bags

 

$15.00

Key ring with LED torch, USB memory stick

keyring Not just a keyring but also a bright LED torch to guide you to your door and help you open it in the dark.
USBstick Take SAWA-Australia with you wherever you go. The USB memory stick has a capacity of 4Gb.
$10 each plus postage
$10.00
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* Select your product:


Photo cards

Other options: gift cards
greeting cards: festive cards | the art selection | student artpersonalized


 cards card interior

A selection of photo cards showing children in one of the orphanages of AFCECO, the Afghan Children Education and Care Organization, and women of the Vocational Training Centre of OPAWC, the Organisation for Promoting Afghan Women's Capabilities. All are folded in small letter size format (15.5 cm wide, 11.5 cm high) and come with envelopes. The inside of the card carries text related to the photo on one side. The other side and the back of the card are blank for your personal message. Select your card below.

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Orphan girls enlarge / School girls  / enlarge
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Sewing class    enlarge

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The girl enlarge | text enlarge
literacyclass
Literacy class enlarge

$3 plus postage   

$2.50 plus postage for orders   
of 10 or more cards   

Select the card you like before ordering.   
Select "any" to receive a mix of cards   
(e.g. 2 of each for orders of 10).  


$3.00
* Select your card:

Festive cards

Other options: gift cards
greeting cards: student art | photo cards | the art selection | personalized


cardSchool is my mother - the pen is my sword,
Education is my strength - the book is my friend.

This poem by a student of the Literacy Centre in Kabul sponsored by SAWA-Australia (SA) is the theme of this beautiful card for festive occasions. Three literacy students admire the poem as it has been printed in our coffee table book Two Trees.

Whether it is a wedding, an anniversary, a birthday or Christmas, this card will touch the hearts of those who receive it.

The card is of small letter size (15.5 x 11.5 cm) and comes with its own beautifully embellished envelope.

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The inside of the card is blank for your personal message. The back of the card gives information about the use of the proceeds from the card and about SAWA-Australia (SA); you can see the text here.

$4 plus postage, includes a decorated envelope

or $3.50 plus postage and envelopes for orders of 10 or more

 Our $3 greeting cards can be found here

$4.00

Cushion covers

Other artisanal goods options: Indian dolls, Kazakh hats

cushion cover
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These cushion covers in Afghan embroidery style will make a beautiful addition to your home. They measure 40 x 40 cm and close with Velcro. You can order a specific cushion. If you do not select a specific cushion we'll ship one of our choice. Item numbers not accessible are sold.

Only order more than one cushion if you want to leave the choice to us. If you want to order several specific cushions order one first, then return to this page and order the next one.

$25 each plus postage

$25.00
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Select your product (optional):

Indian dolls

Other artisanal goods options: Cushion covers, Kazakh hats

   

 

These dolls were hand-made in India and given to us for fundraising. They are 21 cm tall. All are unique and differ in costume and jewellery.

$10 each plus postage

Choosing a particular doll is optional. You can enlarge the front and the back to decide on your choice, but as they are all unique you can only make a choice of a particular doll if you order one doll only. If you want to select several dolls you have to identify them in a customer note during checkout. Numbers not available from the drop-down menu are no longer available.

$10.00
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Select your product (optional):

Kazakh hats

Other artisanal goods options: Cushion covers, Indian dolls.

 Kazakh hats

These hats were hand-made in Mongolia and given to us for fundraising. They are typically worn in Kazakhstan and by the ethnic Kazakh community in Afghanistan.

$15 each plus postage

You have the option to select the hat of your choice. The list gives the circumference of each hat. The selection is only possible of you order a single hat only. To order several particular hats you have to identify them in a customer note during checkout. Hats no longer listed in the selection dropdown have already been sold.

Nr. 1:   58 cm sold
Nr. 2:   56 cm sold
Nr. 3:   58 cm sold
Nr. 4:   58 cm sold
Nr. 5:   57 cm sold
Nr. 6:   55 cm sold
Nr. 7:   55 cm
Nr. 8:   59 cm sold
Nr. 9:   57 cm
Nr. 10:  56 cm sold

 

$15.00
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Select your product (optional):

Greeting cards

SAWA-Australia (SA) has a range of greeting cards for all occasions. Here are brief descriptions of our cards.

festive card / the art collection /photo cardsgift cards / student art


Festive cards

card

School is my mother - the pen is my sword,
Education is my strength - the book is my friend.

This poem by a student of the Literacy Centre in Kabul sponsored by SAWA-Australia (SA) is the theme of this beautiful card for festive occasions. $4 per card with envelope or $3.50 for 10 or more cards. more ...


The art collection

artselection cards

Scenes from the quilt "Midnight Fantasy" donated by the multi-award winning quilt maker Prue Wheal as the first prize for SAWA's 2015 Christmas raffle. All have a standard text referring to SAWA on the reverse and are blank inside. $3 per card with envelope or $2.75 for 9 or more cards. more ...


Photo cards

cards card interior

A selection of photo cards showing children in one of the orphanages of AFCECO, the Afghan Children Education and Care Organization supported by SAWA (SA). All have a standard text referring to SAWA on the inside. $3 per card with envelope or $2.50 for 10 or more cards. more ...


Gift cards

The photo cards can be combined with a donation from $25 to $200 with a greeting to a friend. more ...


Student art

student cards

A selection of cards with beautiful artwork from students of Hewad High School: 14 year old Amin and 13 year old Barkatullah and Ulfat. The cards are wide letter size (21.5 cm wide, 10 cm high), folded, blank on the inside, and have text referring to SAWA (SA) on the back. $5 per card with envelope or $4.50 for 10 or more cards. more ...

$4.00

Gift cards

Other options:
festive cards | the art selection | student art | photo cards | personalized


literacyclassLiteracy class    enlarge
sewingclassSewing class    enlarge
orphanagegirls schoolgirlsOrphan girls enlarge / School girls
  /  enlarge

A selection of photo cards showing children in one of the orphanages of AFCECO, the Afghan Children Education and Care Organization supported by SAWA (SA). All have a standard text referring to SAWA on the inside and are folded in small letter size format (15.5 cm wide, 11.5 cm high).
   The girl   enlarge
girl The text on the card:
Dear friend,
we want to share some good news with you. This card comes from a good friend of yours who made a donation to the Support Association for the Women of Afghanistan. SAWA-Australia supports schools, adult literacy classes, a health centre and scholarships for girls who grew up in orphanages and now go to university. Your friend's donation to SAWA-Australia brings happiness to our lives and enables us to build our future.
The women and girls of Afghanistan

Select the card you like before ordering. The price depends on your donation choice. (Postage will be added.)


$0.00

Gift cards

Other options:
festive cards | the art selection | student art | photo cards | personalized


literacyclassLiteracy class    enlarge
sewingclassSewing class    enlarge
orphanagegirls schoolgirlsOrphan girls enlarge / School girls
  /  enlarge

A selection of photo cards showing children in one of the orphanages of AFCECO, the Afghan Children Education and Care Organization supported by SAWA (SA). All have a standard text referring to SAWA on the inside and are folded in small letter size format (15.5 cm wide, 11.5 cm high).
   The girl   enlarge
girl The text on the card:
Dear friend,
we want to share some good news with you. This card comes from a good friend of yours who made a donation to the Support Association for the Women of Afghanistan. SAWA-Australia supports schools, adult literacy classes, a health centre and scholarships for girls who grew up in orphanages and now go to university. Your friend's donation to SAWA-Australia brings happiness to our lives and enables us to build our future.
The women and girls of Afghanistan

Select the card you like before ordering. The price depends on your donation choice. (Postage will be added.)


$0.00

Two Trees art book

In 2010 Australian artists presented a set of folding books to the women of the Vocational Training Centre in Kabul. They asked them to use their newly acquired skills to write their personal stories into the books. Their work is documented in this lavishly illustrated coffee table book, a vivid testimony of friendship between the women of Afghanistan and Australia.

If ordered as a gift just add the recipient address(es) at the end of the ordering process. The book will be sent directly to the gift recipient(s) with an added greeting from you.

Read how the book was conceived and see some of the artwork shown in the book with the accompanying text.

Two Trees

"This book will stand the ages and will serve as a landmark publication. A noble book."
Dr. Nahid Afrose Kabir, International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, University of South Australia

$20 plus postage

Bookstores please contact us for resale enquiries.


WIndows into Afghanistan Windows into Afghanistan

Afghanistan: 30 years of conflict, suicide bombings, civil war. That is what we see on our television screens, hear on the radio, read in the newspapers. Is there any hope?

This booklet was put together by the South Australian branch of SAWA-Australia to document a new Afghanistan. Fighting and terror will still be a daily occurrence, but hidden behind the violent images of our daily news are the beginnings of a new society. It is this new society that this booklet wants to show.

$2

$2.50


WIndows into Afghanistan Windows into Afghanistan

Afghanistan: 30 years of conflict, suicide bombings, civil war. That is what we see on our television screens, hear on the radio, read in the newspapers. Is there any hope?

Since 2004 SAWA-Australia, the Support Association for the Women of Afghanistan, has raised funds to enable the women of that war-torn country to make a difference.

This booklet was put together by the South Australian branch of SAWA-Australia to document a new Afghanistan. Fighting and terror will still be a daily occurrence, but hidden behind the violent images of our daily news are the beginnings of a new society. It is this new society that this booklet wants to show.

$2.50   ($2.25 for 5 or more,   $2.00 for 10 or more)  free postage   preview

$20.00
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The art collection

Other options: gift cards
greeting cards: festive card | student art | photo cards | personalized


 

Scenes from the quilt "Midnight Fantasy" donated by the multi=award winning quilt maker Prue Wheal as the first prize for SAWA's 2015 Christmas raffle. All have a standard text referring to SAWA on the reverse and are blank inside for your personal message. Select your card below. Click on a card to enlarge it. Click here to see an example of the card text.

Jungle moon
Jungle moon

Snake secrets
Snake secrets

Watchful eyes
Watchful eyes

Hiding and watching
Hiding and watching

Moon dreaming
Moon dreaming


Waiting for mum
Waiting for mum

The blue cat
The blue cat

Being together
Being together

Night bird
Night bird

$3 plus postage   

$2.75 plus postage for orders of 9 or more cards   

Select the card you like before ordering. Select "any" to receive a mix of cards.  

 

$3.00
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Select your card:

Student art

art collection
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A selection of cards with beautiful artwork from students of RAWA's Hewad High School.

$5 plus postage or $4.50 plus postage for orders of 9 or more cards. more ...

$5.00

Sholder bags

sholder bags

Made from the same material as the shopping bags, these shoulder bags have more volume and longer straps for carrying. $16 plus postage. more ...

$16.00

Shopping bags

shopping bags

Made from recyclable nylon parachute silk, machine washable, extremely strong and lightweight. $12 plus postage. more ...

$12.00

Key ring with LED torch

keyring

This key ring includes a bright LED torch to help you when you get home in the evening. more ...

$10.00

USB memory stick, Key ring with LED torch

USBstick

4Gb capacity. Carry your photos with you and act as an ambassador to SAWA (SA).

This key ring includes a bright LED torch to help you get home in the evening.

more ...

$10.00

Photo cards

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A selection of photo cards showing children in one of the orphanages of AFCECO and women of the Vocational Training Centre of OPAWC. $3 or $2.50 for 10 or more cards. more ...

$3.00

Festive cards

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School is my mother - the pen is my sword,
Education is my strength - the book is my friend. A beautiful card with its own embellished envelope. $4 or $3.50 for 10 or more cards. more ...

$4.00

Indian dolls

large Indian dolls

These dolls were hand-made in India and given to us for fundraising. They are 21 cm tall. All are unique and differ in costume and jewellery. $10 each plus postage. more ...

$10.00

Cushion covers

art collection
enlarge

A range of Afghan style cushion covers, 40 x 40 cm.
$25 each plus postage. See the full range here.

$8.00

The art collection

art collection
enlarge

Scenes from the quilt "Midnight Fantasy" donated by the multi-award winning quilt maker Prue Wheal as the first prize for SAWA's 2015 Christmas raffle.

$3 plus postage or $2.75 plus postage for orders of 9 or more cards. more ...

$3.00
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Select your card:

Two Trees art book

art collection
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a coffe table book documenting the collaboration between Australian artists and women of Kabul. "a landmark publication, a noble book." (Dr. Nahid Afrose Kabir, International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding) $20 plus postage. more ...

$25.00
$20.00
20 % off

Windows into Afghanistan

 preview

a booklet that goes beyond fighting and terror to show a new emerging society.

$2.50 free postage

($2.25 for 5 or more, $2.00 for 10 or more copies) more ...

$25.00
$20.00
20 % off