Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

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.

A volunteer’s thoughts on “Copenhagen”

Frank Morgan teaching

Frank Morgan, working with refugees on an education project on the Thai/Burma border, demonstrates his empathy for the people of low-lying Pacific nations.

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.

Palms’ A.G.M. to feature keynote address on refugees

Peter De Haas at Palms' 2008 AGM

Duncan Mclaren, from ACU, will speak at Palms’ 2009 AGM about their distance education projects with refugees in camps on the Thai/Burma border.

Palms has recently placed a volunteer tutor in the project.


The end of extreme poverty is at hand, within our generation, but only if we grasp the historic opportunity in front of us. - Jeffrey Sachs