For eight days the twelve participants involved in the course engaged in an intensive programme of seminars, discussions and group activities designed to provide them with thorough preparation, advice and support for their imminent placements overseas.
Just as Australia is more than just the Opera House, cricketers, kangaroos and beer, there is so much more to our northern neighbour than popular images give credit to.
In response to requests from the Ermera District Administration, Friends of Ermera developed as our primary focus support for the provision of education throughout the District.
In the last edition of Palms Post, as part of our celebrations for the Golden Jubilee of the Paulian Association, we reflected upon the memories and achievements of Palms volunteers and staff from the 1960s, 70’s and 80’s. In this edition, we move into the 1990’s and the first decade of the new millennium.
Overall, it was wonderful to see the great work being done by all our current Palms volunteers in Kiribati.
With the suggestion of “reverse volunteering” already in mind, when Linh called Palms to enquire further about “hospitality internship”, the time seemed right to begin a pilot project.