Dave Husy (left) and Adam Valvasori (right) taking questions from the audience. Photo by Dan A’Vard – Opencage Photography
Tumultuous Times: Aid Cuts & Partnership Impacts
Tuesday May 5th, 6-8pm, Donkey Wheel House Melbourne
Event summary by Kelly Rae
Disproportionate cuts to the Australian aid budget announced last December mean that Australian NGO’s are already starting to axe international programs, with a devastating impact on their partner organisations and communities in which poverty alleviation programs have been operating. With further aid cuts expected to be announced this May, NGO’s are in limbo, many starting to alert partner organisations that programs may have to be scaled down or ceased all together. The impact on partnerships, long term programming, and the people that they work with, will be profound.
Be part of a global movement to end the violence in Syria after three years of conflict.
On Friday 14 March at Federation Square, Australians will gather together for a vigil to stand with the people of Syria.
The conflict in Syria is the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st Century. More than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict, including 11,000 children. 2.5 million people are living as refugees. Continue reading
Article by Lila Kennelly, Sydney Development Circle (SDC)
It was a cold, wet day when the SDC community took to Our Big Kitchen for SDC’s first social event of the year. A diverse group of people from a range of backgrounds braved the weather and joined forces to prepare meals for House of Welcome. Friendly faces (complete with name tags, aprons and caps) filled the room, and the rainy weather was soon forgotten. Continue reading