Way In Network was established in 1992 with an aim to build a support network for migrant women during their settlement in Australia.
Over the years, Way In has evolved into a well-known and trusted charity association amongst the local Chinese community with the key objective of raising funds so to assist those in need with our local community and internationally.
Way In was awarded on two separate occasions by the NSW Government in 2002 and 2013 for Outstanding Community Services.
The current committee team is led by President Annie Tang JP and with Past Presidents Mrs. Florence Chau JP and Ms Linda Tang JP as Honorary Advisors.
Members include migrant women from Hong Kong, the PRC, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan. Most of our members hold professional positions in industries spanning from banking, finance, accounting, public relations and welfare to the public services. Others own and operate their own successfully businesses in Australia and or overseas, whilst others are homemakers. As an ongoing process, our members continue to assist newly women migrated to Sydney.
Since inception, Way In has successfully raised over AUD$3.5 Million in funds for our local community and for international disasters.
With these funds, Way In have donated to various causes such as: –
- Australian Chinese Charity Foundation (ACCF)
- Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (AGCF) – Post Doctoral Fellowship Grant
- Australian Red Cross
- Barnardos Australia
- CanRevive Inc
- China Vision
- Chinese Parent’s Association – Children with Disability
- Cyclone Vanuatu 2015 Appeal
- First Light Care Association Incorporated
- Gaoyao Youth English Centre (China)
- Haiti Earthquake Appeal
- Joyful Foundation (Hong Kong)
- Queensland Flood Relief Appeal
- Salvation Army
- Special Children Services Centre
- St George Hospital
- The Asthma Foundation NSW
- The Australian Paralympic Federation
- The Heart to Heart Foundation
- The Leukaemia Foundation of NSW (Royal North Shore Hospital)
- The Millennium of Cardiology (Westmead Hospital)
- The Millennium of Storrs Liver Unit (Westmead Hospital)
- The Royal Blind Society of NSW
- The Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children
- White Ribbon Australia
- World Vision – Aboriginal Youth Program
- University of Sydney – Female post-graduate scholarship
- University of Sydney & the Chinese University of Hong Kong – ACCLAIM medical research project
In addition, every year Way In Network also our annual Elderly Luncheon at the Golden Century Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown with over 300 plus elderly people attend this event.
In 2017 AGCF formed a partnership with Way In Network to create a new post-doctoral fellowship grant to support a research project aligned to the AGCF priorities. Way In Network is a proud Ambassador for AGCF. (link to AGCF ambassador)
The Way In Network aspire to continue assisting those in need in our local community and internationally in the many years to come.