Painting at Oeleot
girls in lessons Borjegai
Participants in the Cultural Strengthening program_Nyirripi, Australia © TBC

We are a small, innovative and independent community development organisation based in Australia. Community led and volunteer based, we look at development differently – we commit ourselves to long term respectful partnerships and use an approach which values community ownership, sustainability, transparency and equity.



our projects


Our Budaka project in Eastern Uganda supports the education, well-being and social inclusion of orphans and vulnerable children impacted by HIV.

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We support the health and wellbeing of women and children in Rote, Indonesia through targeted education and food security programs.

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We work with refugee communities in Australia to support education and empowerment programs in Jirghai in Afghanistan and Wedweil in South Sudan.

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Nasima Rahmani, Director of our longterm partner in Kabul, the Women’s Empowerment Centre, was interviewed by Patricia Karvelas on ABC RN Drive program about the advances made – and threats looming – for women in Afghanistan.

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To celebrate over 15 years of partnership with Lua Lemba in the arid remote island of Rote, Indonesia, we made this video to mark the impact of the program across health, education, women’s empowerment and culture.

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Please have a read of our 2016 annual report, with updates from our programs and audited financial accounts. With heartfelt thanks to our generous supporters and incredible community partners.

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latest events

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A huge thank you to the incredible group of strong-legged big-hearted cyclists who rode in April from Sydney to Mt Kosciuszko via Canberra. They aimed to raise $9500 ($1 for every metre of altitude) and have smashed that target, raising $11,000 and counting.

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Melbourne dinner

Please join us for a winter banquet in Melbourne on Friday 2 June. Wish special guest speakers Santino Yuot (indigo foundation Project Advisor recently returned from teacher-training with our partners in South Sudan) and Helen Kapalos, Chair of the Victorian Multicultural Commission. Catering by the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre. It should be a great night!

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Save the date – 21 October for our annual dinner in Canberra. With guest speaker Nani Zulminarni about the impressive work of PEKKA – empowering women headed households in Indonesia

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