60 years seeking sustainable solutions…

Since 1961 Palms Australia has sought sustainable solutions to poverty. At the heart of our strategy to achieve this, through long-term relationships, is the conviction that such solutions take time.

At the heart of each Palms placement is a two-year partnership between an Australian professional and local colleagues with the goal of localising in-demand skills and removing dependence on foreign aid. These placements sit within longer-term partnerships between Palms and grass-roots organisations within which succeeding placements build on the strengths and challenges of those before.

Below are just a few of the ways in which our partnerships have achieved their goal of localising skills – providing employment opportunities for local staff and delivering health, education and trades expertise.  The impacts of local communities on the Australians placed and Palms Australia have been equally important.