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Art class unearths possibilities

Art class unearths possibilities

Gawler, South Australia Most art classes might hope to unearth a talent, even genius. But at the Gawler Community House’s art therapy classes success isn’t measured by what is on the canvas. Community house coordinator Sharyn Guy said one of the high points of the...

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Coffee brings job dream closer

Coffee brings job dream closer

Tatura, Victoria Tatura’s newest coffee hub is almost ready to open. Lattes, macchiatos and cappuccinos will be brewed, tested and critiqued as part of the Tatura Community House’s vocational training due to start in Term 2. In what has grown into an extraordinary...

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April 2018 Highways and Byways Newsletter

April 2018 Highways and Byways Newsletter

Greetings all, The great work in small communities goes on!  In this issue we tell you of the impacts of five community projects funded by the Foundation and news on our involvement with the Australian Catholic Youth Festival. Enjoy the read and stay in touch. Enjoy...

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Conversation @ Mitcham

Conversation @ Mitcham

Today we hear from Anne Dixon who co-ordinates English conversation classes for Mandarin speaking members of the community at Mitcham Baptist Church in Melbourne. Leaders within the the Mandarin congregation identified that some of their community were isolated from...

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A Yearning for Learning

A Yearning for Learning

What do you do when you have a child with special needs and the nearest support facilities are some 200 km away? Two mothers in Wongan Hills, WA, were in that predicament.   They got together to see what they could do – and set up a practical support...

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It makes our ancestors happy!

It makes our ancestors happy!

Building enterprises, building relationships and building skills– keeping traditional Pandanus Weaving in Kalumburu Community, WA. Watch the Weaving Workshop in Action!- Master Weaving WorkshopFebruary 13th 2018 marked the 10-year anniversary of the then...

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Wujal Wujal Youth Leadership Camp

Wujal Wujal Youth Leadership Camp

‘’I am so appreciative of my time at Wujal Wujal, I didn’t know that the culture here would be so strong and that people would be so willing to share it with us, I was so happy with how friendly everyone was, I had a great time’’ (Rivermount College Student) The Youth...

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December Issue of Highways and Byways

December Issue of Highways and Byways

Greetings all, Have a read of some great stories and JWF events in the December 2017 Issue of Highways and Byways - the Hobart John Wallis memorial lecture by Father Frank Moloney, written by Hobart JWF Branch chairperson Eva Dunn, two wonderful profiles of MSS...

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The Silent Book Receives a Great Welcome Overseas

The Silent Book Receives a Great Welcome Overseas

After many book launches in Australia, Bernadette T Wallis mss, author of The Silent Book, took the book on tour, visiting Ireland, England and Canada.  Speaking of her experience, Bernadette says: It was a privilege for me to have been in Ireland at a time of...

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