Primarily, evaluation is about determining if our vision and mission is being achieved in keeping with our key value of solidarity.
Recently Sarah and Damien Beale’s community have demonstrated just how much interest and support volunteers can generate for sustainable poverty reduction through skill exchange.
This trip was an ideal opportunity to travel together back to Kiribati to see our former students (the youngest of whom are now in their last year of school).
The Palms office has moved, but what about the personnel moving around in the office? Who are they? What do they do?
It has been an extraordinary balancing act with the ultimate realisation that it only continues because of every donation of funds, time and inspiration offered by the rest of you.
The two main questions were “Do the requests fit Palms Australia’s development philosophy?” and “Will it be feasible to send and support volunteers to Sudan?” although gaining a feel for the place by just being there is also immensely valuable.