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Anglican Overseas Aid is committed to inspiring Australians to be compassionate, involved and responsible global citizens. That means working hard to keep our supporters informed of our work and the work of our overseas partners.
It also means promoting, encouraging and facilitating the process of active citizenship by Australians through a whole range of actions including:
Influencing the Australian Government and other organisations to deliver our vision of a peaceful, just and sustainable world for all.
Developing encounters and interactions which contribute to mutual learning and deeper relationships between individuals and communities.
Water supplies in the Unduru region of Afar, Ethiopia, are increasingly perilous. Our new activities of reconstructing existing, and building new dams will ensure that when it does rain, the Afar people will have life saving water reserves. ...Read more
By Bob Mitchell CEO There is nothing like seeing our work firsthand to make it come alive. Recently, it was my privilege to lead a group of AOA board members (travelling at their own expense) to visit AOA funded programs in Kenya and the Middle East. ...Read more
By Kylie Wingjan Acting International Programs Manager AOA’s Safe, Strong Communities program in the Solomon Islands uses restorative justice principles alongside pastoral care to reduce gender-based violence. This project is supported through funding f...Read more
Antoinette and Joanna have been on a sacred journey of transformation. In Vanuatu, our partner Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) teaches women how to save money through Saving and Education Groups. Through these groups hundreds of women are learning to save...Read more
We recently took part in the Asia Pacific Humanitarian Leadership Conference in Melbourne. Two of our staff, along with Ethel George from our partner in Vanuatu, made significant contributions to the conference. The first presentation we contributed was by ...Read more
An aspect of our work that is not often highlighted is our work with blind people in South Africa. Our ANCP Manager, Vanessa Little, saw the impact of this when she spent time recently with the Eastern Cape Braille Institute near the town of Grahamstown. Th...Read more
Last year we provided $10,000 from our Rapid Response Emergency Fund to our friends in Ambae, Vanuatu. This was to assist them with their recovery and rehabilitation efforts following the volcanic activity that had forced the evacuation of the entire popul...Read more
The Livelihoods and Women's Empowerment Program is implemented by the Anglican Church of Melanesia in the Vanuatu. The project has been running since 2012, funded through the Australian Government’s Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) as well as from do...Read more
As some of our projects are funded through the Australian Government's aid program, we are required to report back to the Government on the progress of these projects. One of these projects is the Imarisha project in Kenya, which seeks to build safer communiti...Read more
As one of our closest neighbours and one that many of us have at least some degree of familiarity with, Vanuatu is a Pacific Island nation of great contrast. In August, our Acting International Programs Manager, Kylie, visited our work there. Here, she ref...Read more