PAST PROJECTS

Africa 

  • Community Aid Abroad drought and famine appeals. Alliance with CAA for projects in Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia.

  • Fred Hollows Foundation. Training of eye surgeons in many African countries.

  • Good Shepherd Mission – Swaziland. This support focused on education and low cost housing for children in Swaziland in Southern Africa.

East Timor

  • Seeds for Sister Susan Project 2000 / 2001. This project, located in Aileu in the mountains, south of Dili, provided funds to purchase seeds for local villages to replant vegetable gardens in East Timor.

  • Support for children at the Maubara Orphanage - Dec 2001. The 45 children at the orphanage needed new clothes for the wet season. Funds were provided to cover the cost of these new cloths as a Christmas gift.

  • Financial assistance for Rehabilitation for the Mary Knowle sister's clinic - 2002

  • Tetum Readers in Lolotoi - 2002 Australind provided funds for the purchase of Tetum readers for the children in Lolotoi primary school to support the community’s desire for their children to have the chance to learn to read Tetum.

 

Philippines

  • Streetwise Asia. Australind has supported several school building projects in partnership with Streetwise Asia, including building Kuguita Elementary School on the Island of Camiguin in Southern Philippines.

 

Papua New Guinea

  • Famine Relief. Special funding of appeals in cooperation with the Uniting Church in Australia following famine in Papua New Guinea.

 

India

  • Victor Harbor Rotary Club. Polio vaccination programs in India and Bangladesh. 

  • Verala Irrigation and Development Inc, Sangli. Supporting a High School which educates students from drought affected Sangli; Provide drought relief and low-cost housing for local families

  • Mary Gaddum Boy's Home - Mumbai. This organization provides living and educational support for orphaned boys in Mumbai. Australind has supported the running costs of the home and an extension to the accommodation for the children.

  • Improving milk production and dairy cattle breeding programs. Today India is a major world producer of dairy products and is self sufficient for milk and an exporter of dairy products. 

  • Johnson Secondary School. The building of a new library and science laboratory; Provision of a verandah that has become the floor of a second story for a new school building; Funds for the purchasing computers.

 

Prema Vasam

  • Purchase of a generator for Prema Vasam to overcome some of the difficulties in the supply of power and managing the needs of so many special children;

  • Purchase of a new vehicle;

  • Purchase of new land;

  • Purchase and planting of several fruits like mango, guava, sweet lime, banana and custard apple;

  • Construction of a multipurpose hall;

  • The establishment of a pre-school;

  • The building of a new physiotherapy and occupational therapy centre;

  • General expansion of the size of the orphanage that in 2009 catered for 170 children. 

 

Mithra

  • The funding of a mobile dispensary and mini ambulance on the streets of Chennai corrective surgery for disabled children

  • The building of cottage homes to house the children and workers in Chennai purchase of wheelchairs for the children

  • The purchase of equipment to start a community garden at Mithra establishment of a workshop to produce and repair prosthetic aids 

  • The establishment of a commercial laundry the running of an outpatient's clinic running a rehabilitation working training program

  • The building of a new hostel and school;

  • Purchase of new equipment and upgrading for the physiotherapy and occupational therapy centre;

  • Funds to help replace computers, books and toys after floods in Chennai December 2005;

  • Provision of relief for the victims of the tsunami in Asia in December 2004. The staff at Mithra distributed emergency supplies of food and shelter in the region.

Tibetan Childrens Home, Uttrakhand, India.

Australind was a long-time supporter of Pema Mega, a Tibetan woman who opened up her own home for Tibetan children for over 40 years. With the help of her husband, Pema Mega established a Preparatory school situated in their home in Herbertpur, in the state of Uttrakhand, North India. Eleven children attended on the first day of school in 1982. When the number of students became too many to teach classes in their home, Pema and Mr. Mega sought to build a school on a plot of land nearby. This school is now called Johnson School, with classes to 12th standard in 2016.  The school caters for over 1,500 students, 300 of whom still attend the preschool at the original school site at Pema’s home. Pema has also welcomed over 160 children into her own family over a period of 40 years. She lives a remarkably selfless life, giving generously and earnestly to her many children. As student numbers continue to grow in the school, there is an ongoing need to construct additional facilities into the future. Pema and Mr. Mega have every intention of doing so.

Australind help ed with these important development and construction needs. 

 

 

For more information on previous projects at Mithra, Prema Vasam and Johnson School, refer to our Newsletter Archive in Media or our previous website: 

https://sites.google.com/site/australindchildrensfund/Australind/socio-technical-aspects-background