Thu 03, Mar 2016
Palestine: Health Clinic in Ramallah
A small health clinic within the Diocese of Jerusalem requires urgent funding for medical equipment.
The clinic, which is located in the Ramallah area of the West Bank, provides early detection of diabetes. Management of diabetes and treatment information are also offered to patients.
The parish hall at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church was renovated to allow room for the clinic. Unfortunately, once the build had been completed, funding ran out before specialised equipment for diagnosing and assessing diabetes could be purchased.
Please show your support for this project so that the clinic can purchase the required equipment to save lives.
Australia: Youth Engagement in remote communities
With alarming youth suicide and self harm rates across remote communities in Northern Australia, it is clear that more needs to be offered to youth to find identity and purpose.
Youth engagement will be a strong focus for the ABM Reconciliation Program in 2016. ABM’s Reconciliation Coordinator, Mal MacCallum said, “There’s a new report put together by 41 elders in top end of Australia and it’s about the alarming youth suicide and harm rates that have come into play in the last decade. The statistics say the youth suicide rate is the highest in the world – that’s in our own country and that’s a frightening thing. It’s something we are oblivious to in many respects, in our own sheltered communities and in our Christian communities too.”
The focus will be in the remote communities of North Queensland, Torres Strait Islands and the Northern Territory. The initiatives will be implemented through consultation with local churches, NATSIAC and the dioceses.
With your support we can ensure young people are engaged in their community and supported in their needs.
Please note - donations to the Good Friday Gift and the Easter Gift are non-tax deductible.
Online: You can make an online donation to the Good Friday and Easter Gift Appeal 2016 by selecting one or both projects from the drop-down list on the website donation form. Click on the DONATE NOW button.
Mail: you can enclose a cheque/money order (made out to the Anglican Board of Mission - Australia) and send it to:
Anglican Board of Mission – Australia
Locked Bag Q4005
Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Telephone: Sydney 02 9264 1021, Local Call 1300 302 663
Gifts to ABM will be applied to the support of project(s) selected. In the unlikely event of the project being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be applied to a similar project to the one(s) selected.