Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

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The Driving Force

by Heather Henderson Just over a year into her second Palms placement, Heather Henderson describes the things which drive and inspire her work: A very personal statement but one all volunteers can relate to- Throughout my life I always had a desire to travel the world and work in areas of need.¬† I have always […]

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Seeds bear fruit at Christmas and beyond

Dear John and Des I bring you good news. Some of our Eagle Wood trees both at Emmaus Farm and behind our workshops are bearings pods. This is wonderful. We were waiting for that. Next week we will collect sand again and get some beds ready for the germination when the time comes. The trees […]

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Raffle for Timor Leste!

Your chance to GIVE a future!¬†Enter our Easter Raffle & support Education in Timor Leste. Teaching improves student opportunities. Mentoring teachers enables sustainable education. Your assistance helps Palms to recruit, prepare and support volunteer educators to exchange skills with local teachers and schools in Timor Leste. Palms Easter Raffle for Timorese Education Drawn Thursday 13 […]

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A Day Well Spent in Mae Sot

“The graduation ceremony for the Australian Catholic University (ACU) Diploma in Liberal Studies was held in Mae Sot on the Thai-Burma Border on May 23, 2015. Professor Geraldine Castleton, Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Education at ACU gave the formal address and presented the testamurs. Others in the platform party were the […]

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