Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Kiribati: Field Trip Report

Palms Australia has three volunteers currently working in Kiribati. Theresa Murphy, at St Dominic’s Pre-School/Child-Care Centre ( Sacred Heart Parish, Teaoraereke), Marlene Rasmussen at the Diocese of Tarawa & Nauru office (Teaoraereke), and Helena Charlesworth at Sacred Heart High School (Bikenibeu).

Letter from Tarawa, Kiribati

Wow! It’s hard to believe I have been here for 7 months. I have been met with highs and lows that are to be expected with living in a different culture and I am happy to report that it is mostly highs.


To evangelise is to make the Kingdom of God present in our world … to eliminate the structural causes of poverty and to promote the integral development of the poor. - Pope Francis (Joy of the Gospel 176, 188)