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GK AUSTRALIA

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GK Australia has already sponsored 28 GK villages in the Philippines and 1 in Papua New Guinea. It aims to foster GK’s model of community development in highly marginalized communities, particularly the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. GK Australia will also focus on the Oceania region, particularly East Timor, Papua New Guinea and the South West Pacific.


Established

2011

Charitable Registration

ABN 13 149 039 467

Country Head

Tony Meloto

Email

secretariat.gka@gmail.com

Contact No.

AU George Lemon
+61 411 06 2682
NSW James Palomo
+61 450 303 576
VIC Marisa Vedar
+61 425 831 673
WA Cecile Concepcion
+61 402 530 367
ACT Sally Barber
+61 401 369 558

Mailing Address

PO Box 3144,  Manuka ACT 2603 Australia

Website

www.gkaustralia.com










GK PAPUA NEW GUINEA



Officially launched in 2005, GK Papua New Guinea was lauded as a movement that could liberate Papua New Guineans to gain self-confidence and overcome poverty through their empowered efforts. Present today in 3 communities, GK was started in Gerehu Stage 6, an area notorious for its very high crime rate and rascalism. Today, crime in the area has dropped to zero thanks to Givim Kea, GK in local pidgin English.






Getting to the Heart of GK: A GK Australia Journey


Aboriginal-Australian community leader Frank Doolan joins 14 others from the GK Australia Study Tour in getting to the heart of GK: loving people as family beyond blood ties, cultural differences and nationalities.


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The Currency of Caring


"The reason why the Gawad Kalinga model has worked – and the reason why the men and women behind it are amongst the most revered people in Philippines society – is because of the effort they put into building genuine relationships in the communities BEFORE they bring in a single bag of cement."

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From Australia with Love


“I thought that by coming here we would simply learn to appreciate what we had back home. But after everything we’ve been through, I realized that it wasn’t just about appreciating what we had, it was about giving whatever we could give, and giving it out in love.”

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