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


A group of strong-legged big-hearted cyclists are again getting their bicycles out to ride from Sydney to Mt Kosciuszko via Canberra from 1 – 8 April 2017. And you can support them! Help them raise their target of $9500 for our program with Club Rafiki in Rwanda. And if you’re in Canberra, meet them for a pizza dinner at Yarralumla as they pass through. RSVP here.

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A special thank you to all of the people who came along to our political panel discussion at the University of Technology in Sydney on the future for women and peace in Afghanistan. It was a thought-provoking night with some great insights from Women’s Empowerment Centre Director Nasima Rahmani, Dr Amin Saikal, Michelle Hannon and the ABC’s Virginia Hausseggar.

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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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