Come to the IWA Mid-Year Bazaar!

The International Women’s Association (IWA) Johor Baru is keeping their tradition of an annual charity fund-raising Mid-Year Charity Bazaar and will hold this event in partnership with KSL Hotel & Resorts on Tuesday, May 31.

This is a one-of-its-kind charity bazaar where you can shop for unique items from stalls set up by IWA members from nations like Australia, Belgium, Finland, Germany, India, Korea, Netherlands, England, Scotland, the United States, Singapore and Malaysia.

The IWA is a non-profit charity organization established in May 1999 to organize fund-raising social events to contribute towards healthcare, education and other social needs in Johor Baru.  Since its inception, the IWA has raised funds to support various causes including the children’s welfare home in Saleng, the Rotary Dialysis Centre and several Tamil schools in Kulaijaya. 

The Mid-Year Charity Bazaar 2016 will benefit the Johor Area Rehabilitation Organisation (JARO), Care2Share supporting orphanages and JEiWA, an NGO that provides support to abused professional women.

IWA has established a long-standing relationship with JARO, a charity which will also have a table to promote their handicrafts.  These products are created in rattan, paper and beautiful batik fabric by physically disabled artisans who are trained in various skills in the basketry, book-binding and tailoring sections of their sheltered workshop.

IWA members selling items at a previous IWA charity bazaar
The IWA Mid-Year Charity Bazaar is an excellent way for members and the public to share their goodwill while they shop for useful and unique products and irresistible cakes and pastries.  So come join the IWA members at the lobby of KSL Hotel & Resorts JB from 10am to 4pm!

The IWA tagline, Connecting – Caring – Contributing, is a reflection of how IWA recognises its role in the community.  While IWA is helping expatriate women adjust to living in a foreign country, they know that they also have a social purpose.  As IWA becomes more aware of the needs of local charities, they are working to support them. 

An IWA charity bazaar at the lobby of KSL Hotel & Resorts
Before the IWA was formally registered, a small group of expatriate ladies started to meet every fourth Tuesday for coffee and a small profit from the money collected will go towards charity.  

In the early days, the ladies contributed their time and effort to conduct swimming lessons for the disabled, organise Christmas Bazaars, compile a Johor Baru directory and started a toy library for needy children.  The profit from these and other events was contributed in material goods to various charities and organisations.

IWA invites women from the international community in JB to join them as members.  Membership queries should be sent to email:

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