Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Going Back to Baucau – Like Returning Home

Monica's former student Anche greets her at the airport.

Former Palms volunteer Monica Morrison recently to Baucau, Timor-Leste to see her former students receive their Masters of Education degrees.

Once more into the fray

Pedro, Monica, Mariano and Adison (front) at a graduation at CTC Baucau

Volunteering can be both a challenging and immensely rewarding experience. Few returnees would claim to remain unchanged by the experience. Some, such as Des Hansen and Monica Morrison, value the experience so much that they return for another placement.


Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. - Arundhati Roy