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.

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.


As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world’s problems or, for that matter, to any problems. Inequality is the root of social ills. - Pope Francis (Joy of the Gospel 202)