Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

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Volunteer with Palms!

Palms Australia currently has many requests from partner communities for volunteers to begin placements in a variety of fields. Commonly we are seeking people with any of the following skills: Health: nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, natural therapists, dental professionals, other specialists… Education: school teachers, lecturers, adult educators, English-language teachers, vocational trainers… Technical skills: carpenters, electricians, builders, […]

Palms Australia’s 3rd Annual Solidarity Awards

Join us for Palms Australia’s Third Annual Solidarity Awards, to be held at the Australian Catholic University in Strathfield on October 11th. Palms Australia’s 3rd Annual Solidarity Awards Saturday 11 October 2014, 6:30 pm Gleeson Atrium, Australian Catholic University (ACU) 25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW This year’s theme will focus on “Integrating Mission and Development […]

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Palms Medium & Long Term Direction

To more effectively address the requests of communities seeking volunteers Palms needs to evolve. Again! Without Government funding we can only maintain a small staff able to send around 14 volunteers per year and sustain no more than 25 in the field. I write to: 1) Seek your assistance with strategic changes to manage in the […]

Bruce with 2 of his grade 9 students, Yvonne and Carolyn sharing stories at lunch time

Bruce and Rowena in Tapini, PNG

Tapini, in Papua New Guinea’s Central Province, is located 180km from Port Moresby and is accessible by small plane and a recently opened highway. As in many parts of PNG, Tapini’s isolation makes it difficult to develop adequate services and attract skilled professionals. The community in Tapini and the surrounding Goilala region are significantly disadvantaged […]

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. - Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe