Angelino is Palms’ latest Reverse Immersion participant. Here he explains what that involves and how it will benefit him and Ahisaun Foundation where he works in Timor-Leste.
What Ahisaun Does!
Ahisaun has programmes in education, music, handcraft, sewing, computers and sports. Ahisaun members are becoming teachers of computer courses so that they can teach people who want to learn about the computer.
Ahisaun has sent some people with disabilities to local institutions for education. Ahisaun expects that when they finish, they will help their friends at the Ahisaun Foundation. One of them has finished study at the university. Ahisaun also has relationships with some donors in Australia like Palms and Podmore Foundation. Palms is an organization that helps to seek volunteers for parts of the world that need help.
Palms sent some volunteers to help Ahisaun to start in 2005. This work continues today. Two volunteers from Palms who will help Ahisaun next year are Lukas and Kristina.
What Ahisaun wants me to gain from Palms in Australia
I live with a nice family, Mr. Steve, Mrs Clare, and the son, David, who take care of me. I really love them. I didn’t imagine that I would live with such a hospitable family as they are; they give me more confidence in my self. Sydney is an interesting place for me.
Palms Australia would like to acknowledge the support offered by The Podmore Foundation, Newtown parish, Steve, Clare and David Jasek, and many other members, returnees and friends, without whom this placement would not have occurred.
Turn the page, for more background on Palms’ relationship with Ahisaun, and how the work will continue with two new volunteers next year.