I give to PALMS because it’s work takes place at the grass roots level and is focused on empowering and upskilling people to build community. There is an emphasis on sustainable development and justice-driven endeavours to end poverty.
I give to Palms because I know from experience that the funds are well spent. I am forever grateful to the donors who made it possible for me to be a volunteer many years ago. The best experience of my life was the time spend on Palms placements in the Tiwi Islands and Papua New Guinea, and later in Timor Leste with Caritas.
I am keen to support the education work that Palms undertakes. Education is vital in helping people in the developing world to achieve financial security for their families. But I think education is also important in understanding the world, developing virtues and values, forming healthy relationships and making good decisions in life.