Newsletters

April 2024

We’ve had another few busy months accompanying young adults on their journey of love and service of those in need, both domestically and overseas.
Since January we have farewelled 18 young adult volunteers on their service placements: 14 to Thailand, two to Micronesia, and two to the Wadeye community in the Northern Territory … Some wonderful reflections appear later in this newsletter, so please do take a look …

Christmas 2023

We were so fortunate to be sent Harry’s original Thai speech, translated into English, which tells of his self-discovery as he shares such an inspiring journey of unexpected connections, personal growth, and the profound impact of the students …

Easter 2023

To unreservedly say Nepal gave me the best three weeks of my life can only begin to articulate how truly incredible the experience was. – “I laughed more in those three weeks than any before, opened myself up to more people for more time than ever, built intimate, loving friendships …

August 2022

Over the Easter break, Neville Williams and I headed to Thailand for the first time in 2 years to visit our various partners and communities. The time away was not only special because it was my first time back since my year living in Thailand in 2019, but it was due to hearing from past teachers, Maliwan (our thai ‘Mum’) and her brother Fr Vinai SJ, about just how much the students and schools miss having our volunteers and how much they cannot wait to have us back…

Easter 2022

The past month has been spent deep in planning for the resumption of our In-Community programmes. We are now actively looking for volunteers to serve for the second half of this year with our two partners in the Northern Territory and the Xavier Learning Community in Thailand…

In October’s newsletter I started by referencing the easing of restrictions after another year of pandemic impact. As I write NSW has just posted its worst day of Covid numbers since this all started in 2020. It is clear to all that this situation is not going away soon…

October 2021

With the easing of restrictions in New Sales Wales this week, we are excited about stepping out of out of our “lockdown” environments, and hoping that the opportunity to re-engage and build on both the relationships…

Once again, the impact of the lockdown on The Project has been immediate. The Two Wolves Community Cantina has closed, and there is the potential delay of the planned deployment of two young volunteers, Rachel and Isabel, to support the community and school in Wadeye, NT…

As the management of COVID continues to have a positive impact locally, we remain optimistic that the local operations and engagement will continue to rebuild over the coming weeks…

Whilst 2020 has delivered some exceptional challenges to work with and overcome, you will see that the team has continued to be busy on delivering on our mission and supporting our partners. This and more stories…

The Cardoner Network 2022