The theme of this year’s National Reconciliation Week is ‘Let’s Talk Recognition’ – and with nearly 300 events registered, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to do just that.
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Oxfam’s Caroline Gluck has documented plenty of examples of Oxfam’s hygiene promotion activities – in communities, schools and markets – but never in a prison. Until now…
She survived the floods and stayed strong when her husband left her. She got her land back after her father-in-law mortgaged it, and now she provides for her family by growing SRI rice and breeding chickens. Little wonder that Sundaradevi feels “both strong and confident” these days. Interview by Marion Reid Can you describe your […]
National Volunteer Week is in full swing, and we’re still celebrating! This time, some of Oxfam Australia’s key people share their thoughts about our wonderful vollies…
And we have a winner! We’re pleased to announce the winner of our GROW design challenge, run in conjunction with our partners at RedBubble. Read on…
This week, we introduce you to Alagaiah Sundaradevi, a single mother from the village of Dimbulagala. Unlike Chandrani and Indrani, Sundaradevi isn’t a home gardener (yet). Instead, she’s stopping hunger through SRI rice farming — an organic method of rice-growing that produces higher yields than the traditional method and is more resistant to flood and […]
Oxfam Australia’s vollies are central to our work: their amazing efforts help us achieve so much more than we’d be able to with just paid staff. And what better excuse than National Volunteer Week to celebrate this truly fab bunch of people?
In part two of her interview, Indrani talks about being her family’s primary breadwinner, encouraging other villagers to start their own home gardens, and the joys of raising chickens.
After surviving the tsunami and years of poverty, Indrani is now thriving, thanks to her involvement in our home gardening program. Her inspiring story of transformation starts here.
“The most important thing I have received from Oxfam is new knowledge … I have my self confidence and I can do anything.” In part two of her interview, Chandrani tells us how she’s growing a better future along with her vegetables.