Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Liberating Movement

Rosaleen giving Ko Ye his card

Dr Rosaleen Smyth is currently in her second placement with Palms, having previously volunteered in Tanzania. She is now at the Thai Burma border tutoring refugees in their tertiary studies.

Letters from the field: Thai/Burma border

Frank Morgan with Tun Tun, who has completed his Dipoma through ACU

Australian Catholic University (ACU) presented certificates or diplomas in Liberal Studies to 16 students from Mae Sot refugee camp at the Thai/Burma border.

New Directions

Frank's predecessor in the position with some students.

Providing training in a refugee camp setting is a new direction for Palms, although one which fits entirely with Palms’ vision and mission for sustainable development.


I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands
to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any. - Mohandas Gandhi