Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Letters from the field: Thai/Burma border

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

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

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.


A partnership is not about money changing hands. A true partnership is about ideas changing minds. - Jan Vandemoortele