June, 2013

International volunteering: "it's all about relationships"

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Last night guests from around Australia and abroad gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney and immersed themselves in the colourful world of international volunteering. Hosted in partnership by Austraining International and UnitingWorld, the evening showcased the involvement of Australian Partner Organisations in the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program, an AusAID initiative... Read More »

International volunteering: “it’s all about relationships”

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Last night guests from around Australia and abroad gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney and immersed themselves in the colourful world of international volunteering. Hosted in partnership by Austraining International and UnitingWorld, the evening showcased the involvement of Australian Partner Organisations in the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program, an AusAID initiative... Read More »

The state of South Sudan’s women

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

South Sudan fought hard for independence and in 2011, when the nation was formally established, there was much to celebrate. The future looked bright. But two rounds of civil war left more than a few fresh lines drawn on maps worldwide. More than one million people from both North and South lost their lives and […]  

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Why education is important in the fight against child labour

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

In her blog last week Shona Thangavel talked about the barriers to education for many children in India. On this International Day against Child Labour, Shona shares with us again – this time the story of a young girl who once went to work instead of school. This is an all too familiar story in […]  

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June e-news

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

In this issue: Changing lives through education in India | Volunteer in Focus – Experiencing life and faith in the Solomon Islands | Join us to hear more about overseas volunteering | A different side to Bali | #Firstworldproblems Changing lives through education – a new future for India’s children Shona Thangavel is a young Indian woman passionate about education. In a recent blog... Read More »

Education for all: addressing challenges in India

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Over the weekend many countries globally celebrated Children’s Day, a day of celebration that aims to promote the wellbeing of children around the world. Shona Thangavel from India reflects on why some children don’t get the same opportunities as others in India – and what the Church is doing about it. The education system in […]  

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