Monthly Archives: September 2021

Disaster Updates – Summer 2021

COVID-19 in Fiji:¬† ADRA has been on the ground assisting families impacted by COVID-19 in Fiji since¬†a second wave struck in¬†May.¬†Our¬†response has¬†been in the form of food rations, the provision of personal protection equipment¬†and financial assistance. ‚ÄúA lot of Fijians are in dire need of food and their livelihoods have […]

Friendship Day High-Tea

On 23 September 2021, the Victor Harbor ADRA Op-Shop held a high tea in honour of International Friendship Day. “The event was designed to facilitate the meeting together of single people to provide a space where friendships could be initiated or nurtured at no cost to them,” says Dawn Peterson, […]

Debbie’s Story

For as long as Debbie can remember, drugs dictated her life. ‚ÄúI was a drug addict for 48 years,‚ÄĚ Debbie says. ‚ÄúI was always rejected from society, being a heroin addict, bikie, gangsta, whatever you wanted to label me.‚ÄĚ During this time, Debbie and her family experienced periods of homelessness, […]

Youth Mentoring Program in New Zealand 

From a young age, Eden loved attending school. Although shy, she thrived in a school environment. For her, it was an escape from home.¬†¬† At home, Eden was exposed to alcoholism and addiction of family members. Her mother and father were unable to take care of her and she was […]

Creating a Home for Myanmar Refugees 

Since early 2015,¬†the¬†Rohingya¬†minority¬†in Myanmar¬†have been¬†forced to flee to Bangladesh due to harsh military¬†attacks¬†and persecution.¬†¬† Lalo Marjan, a Rohingya woman aged 48, witnessed this tragedy first-hand. ‚ÄúI was living peacefully in Myanmar with my family. I had my husband, and two daughters. Suddenly the military entered our village and started shooting […]