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Makers take a stand at the market – Dallas VIC

There’s some new makers on the block at the Dallas Community Hub and their wares will soon be for sale. Beaded jewellery, made by women who attend the hub’s weekly coffee/craft club, will be on sale at an upcoming Dallas Brooks Community Primary School market at the...

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Volunteers Create Pathways – Broadmeadows, VIC

Volunteers Create Pathways – Broadmeadows, VIC

Women came to the Meadows Primary School Community hub last year to make stars as part of a global movement against family violence. Hub coordinator Maureen Leahy set up the ribbons and materials for the one-hour session. It lasted all day. The women, all part of the...

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Pushing Against the Tide – Kirabati

Pushing Against the Tide – Kirabati

Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP) worker Maria Timon Chi-Fang shares the grief of many of the young people she helped train in Kiribati last year. Like them, she knows the threat climate change poses to the country she still calls home. “They know it might disappear,”...

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FINDING MEANING IN A CHAOTIC/CHANGING WORLD

FINDING MEANING IN A CHAOTIC/CHANGING WORLD

This was the title of Frank Brennan sj's  John Wallis Memorial Lecture in Toowoomba on Sunday 7th May 2017. In his usual clear and concise way, Father Frank looked at what is happening in our world and where current events and trends have brought us...

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Karen brings mums together

Karen brings mums together

Karen Syed never thought of herself as a leader, but elders in the Mt Druitt based Baabayn Aboriginal Cooperative, did. They asked Karen, a young local woman, to coordinate a group for young mums and babies, and the John Wallis Foundation supported her position with...

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Who was John Wallis?

Who was John Wallis?

Service.   Born in 1910, Father John was ordained priest for the Catholic Archdiocese of Hobart in 1932.  He served the island State of Tasmania as a priest for 69 years, dying in 2001, aged 91. John Wallis was a man of God and a true pastor for his...

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Young Leadership Emerges

Young Leadership Emerges

Karen Syed never thought of herself as a leader, but elders in the Mt Druitt based Baabayn Aboriginal Cooperative, did. They asked Karen, a young local woman, to coordinate a group for young mums and babies, and the John Wallis Foundation supported her position with...

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The transforming power of friendship with horses

The transforming power of friendship with horses

Nicole Stephenson, Mental Health professional, and Yvonne Hunter, a specialist in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, conducted an 8-week programme for disadvantaged Aboriginal young people at Willow Creek, Mullengandra NSW. The programme came under the auspices of...

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St.Mary’s Primary School Bowraville

St.Mary’s Primary School Bowraville

The Foundation loves green projects!Says Tristan from St.Mary's Primary School Bowraville, a small country town on the mid north coast of NSW which received a grant from the John Wallis Foundation for a therapy program. "Mr. Damien helped me find and grow a lilypily...

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