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Anglican Overseas Aid is committed to inspiring Australians to be more compassionate, involved and responsible global citizens. That means working hard to keep our supporters informed about our work and that 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:
Developing encounters and interactions which contribute to mutual learning and deeper relationships between individuals and communities.
Influencing the Australian Government and other organisations to deliver our vision of a peaceful, just and sustainable world for all.
As the bushfires continue to rage across Australia, all of us at Anglican Overseas Aid would like to express our sadness for the loss and grief that so many Australians are going through. Every day we see the generosity and kindness of ordinary Australians ...Read more
The countries where we work are some of the most vulnerable in the world. This is especially the case in the Pacific, which is highly prone to natural disasters. The question of why disasters happen has plagued people of faith for thousands of years. A part...Read more
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