Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Encounter Principles

Abilio helps Simon learn to use an arm-powered bike

When designing this program, Palms Australia was careful to ensure that the principles which inform our development work should not be abandoned simply because an Encounter is not a development project.


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