Sep 29

Sanitarium, ADRA and 10,000 Toes join forces in Fiji

Partnering with ADRA, a team of 21 from Sanitarium Health Food Company (Australia) spent five days in Fiji providing better sanitation and healthcare for local communities from September 10 to 15. During their stay, the team completed the construction of 10 toilets for 15 families and an additional bathroom specially …

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Apr 24

Princess Mary Visits ADRA Family Centre

On Monday 24 April 2023, ADRA Vanuatu were honoured to have Her Royal Highness Princess Mary of Denmark and her delegate visit the Elang Family Support Services Centre at Etas, which is a component of ADRA Australia‚Äôs Blossom Project.¬† Princess Mary is interested in women‚Äôs empowerment and climate change, and …

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Apr 15

Disaster Updates РApril 2023

T√ľrkiye¬† In the early hours of Monday 6 February, two powerful earthquakes struck south-eastern T√ľrkiye (formerly Turkey) and northern Syria. ADRA is responding to the crisis in both countries.¬† In Syria, ADRA has helped a total of 26,535* people who have been affected by the earthquakes. A total of 49,575 …

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Apr 07

Volunteer Profile – Louise Ginn

‚ÄúDorolyn had a burden on her heart about the increasing number of discarded babies being found dead in the Port Vila area.‚Ä̬† Louise met Pastor Dorolyn Laloyer through a friend, Jenny Wigglesworth, in 2011. At the time, Dorolyn was the Director of Women‚Äôs Ministries at the Vanuatu Adventist Mission.¬† ‚ÄúDorolyn …

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Mar 10

Mobilising women to be mission minded

At the end of 2021, Women‚Äôs Ministries Directors from around Australia decided they would like to collaborate on a national project to raise awareness and money for a worthwhile cause. The Blossom Project was chosen and launched early in 2022. Working with ADRA, Adventist Women Australia decided to set a …

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Mar 06

ADRA responds to Vanuatu cyclones

April 5:¬† The delivery of 216 tarpaulins donated by Bunnings Warehouse Australia has arrived in Vanuatu. These tarps will provide much-needed shelter to those whose homes have been damaged by category 4 cyclones Judy and Kevin. Over 80% of the population was affected by the storms. Thank you Bunnings!   …

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Jan 20

ADRA’s Tonga Response

UPDATE: 17 February 2022 On Sunday 6 February, Tonga entered a 14-day lockdown to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As an essential service, ADRA’s response was permitted to continue, though the roll out of services has been adjusted to comply with lockdown restrictions. Over 700 affected households on the …

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Nov 23

Keep girls in school

‚ÄúWe could only go to the toilet when it was dark in the evening or at 5am in the morning before the sun rises.‚ÄĚ At age 15, Mary* is the head girl at the Adventist boarding school she attends in the Solomon Islands. Her favourite subject is science and health …

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Jun 02

Family care centre first of its kind for Vanuatu

The Vanuatu government has given its full backing to the Vanuatu Mission (VM) of Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA) to establish a family counselling centre in Etas, an area south-east of the capital Port Vila. The Elang Family Care Centre will cater to the social, …

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May 10

Evacuation Centres to Become Accessible

The Pacific Islands¬†are one¬†of the most¬†disaster-prone¬†regions¬†in the world.¬†As such, humanitarian organisations like ADRA work with locals to ensure that communities are ‚Äėdisaster ready.‚Äô¬† Being ‚Äėdisaster ready‚Äô includes¬†activities¬†like¬†identifying evacuation centres¬†using a Geographic Information System (GIS),¬†having prepositioned supplies ready to distribute should disaster strike¬†and preparing homes and crops in the lead up …

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