The College would like to congratulate our very own Ms Gulhan on her nomination for the inaugural "Baasila Women Acknowledging Women Award 2018".
The Baasila Awards is an incredible platform pioneered to celebrate the substantial contributions of Australian Muslim women, where all nominations are made by women for women. There was an overwhelming interest in the idea of these awards where more than 50 nominations across four categories were received this year.
Ms Gulhan was amongst a crowd of almost 100 Australian Muslim women for the award ceremony at Melbourne’s iconic Moroccan Soup Bar in Fitzroy last month. Her nomination read as follows:
"Meet Gulhan Eryegit Yoldas is a remarkable Muslim woman, dedicated to serving the community.
Gulhan is on the advisory board for Ethnic Communities Council Victoria’s Gambling Harm project. She’s an active member of Whittlesea Interfaith Network and for her day job she works as the Community Engagement Facilitator for Al Siraat College in Melbourne’s outer North.
Gulhan has a regular column in the Australasian Muslim Times Newspaper and has a robust history of advocacy for Interfaith dialogue & social cohesion and building resilient, compassionate communities.
She volunteers regularly for Department of Human Services’ Cultural Awareness program sharing her story as a Muslim woman growing up in Melbourne. This year in August, Gulhan was a speaker on behalf of ECCV at the Gambling Harm Conference in Geelong sharing her reflections on Gambling Harm and the solution of reconnecting with faith to build resilience against any current social epidemic.
She is passionate about empowering and developing Muslim youth, especially girls, as spokespeople for their communities and has facilitated several platforms for young Muslim women to be mentored by women in leadership. This includes the Walk With the Mayor Program where Senior girls from Al Siraat College had the opportunity to shadow City of Whittlesea’s Mayor Kris Pavlidis.
Gulhan credits her supportive mothers and husband for being able to do what she does and is blessed with three daughters."