The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

South Africa welcomes Indigenous Australian Volunteers

Mr Graeme Wilson, High Commissioner of Australia in South Africa pictured at a reception at his residence in Pretoria welcoming the Indigenous Australian Volunteers

 Mr Graeme Wilson, High Commissioner of Australia in South Africa pictured at a reception at his residence in Pretoria welcoming the Indigenous Australian Volunteers

Six Indigenous Australian volunteers were welcomed by the Australian High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr Graeme Wilson, at a function at the Official Residence in Pretoria on 17 June 2014.
 
The Classic Wallabies’ Exchange is a five week volunteer program for young Indigenous Australians, delivered as part of the Government’s Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program. The Exchange is delivered in partnership with the Eidos Institute Classic Wallabies, Australian Volunteers International (AVI), Children’s Eco Training South Africa, and Francois Pienaar’s Make A Difference Charity.
 
”The Classic Wallabies’ Exchange provides a unique opportunity for young Indigenous Australians to participate in a valuable mutual learning experience,” Mr Wilson said. “These six young Australians will work with Children’s Eco Training and support this inspiring local organisation’s community-focused environmental education and youth engagement initiatives,” he added. “In return, this experience can benefit each participant’s own professional and personal development.”
 
It was in a spirit of friendship, forged through sport and global partnerships, that the Classic Wallabies’ Exchange was established.
 
“Through the friendships that emerged between former Wallaby and Springbok stars, including Indigenous rugby legend Gary Ella and former Springbok captain Francois Pienaar, a dream was born to provide educational and personal development opportunities for Indigenous Australians,” Mr Wilson said.
 
“A strong partnership between AVI, the Eidos Institute Classic Wallabies Exchange and the Australian Government’s Australian Volunteers for International Development program has made this dream a reality,” Mr Wilson added.
 
The Classic Wallabies’ Exchange volunteers will be based with Eco Children’s Training in Hoedspruit from 16 June to 21 July 2014.
 
Australian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa

 


 
 
 
 

_________________________________________________

February 2017 Edition

 border = 0
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
Slide-0
Slide-1
Slide-2
Slide-3
Slide-4
Slide-5
Slide-6
Slide-7
Slide-8
Slide-9
Slide-10
Slide-12
Slide-13
Slide-14
01/14 
start stop bwd fwd
 
 

Collaboration between Kazakhstan and NLSA On February 8th, 2017 H.E. Mr. Talgat Kaliyev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to South Africa met with Professor Rocky MD Relebipi-Simela, CEO of the National... <|> Honorary Professorship awarded to Ambassador Anil Sooklal 14 February 2017 Ambassador Anil Sooklal, DIRCO’s Deputy Director General: Asia and Middle East, was awarded an honorary Professorship... <|> Celebration of Spanish language day On 29 November 2016, the Embassy of Spain commemorated the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes and the day was celebrated with Spanish language... <|> King Silamba Commemoration on 4 March 2017 The King Silamba Annual Commemoration will be held on the 4 March 2017 at the Komjekejeke Heritage Site, Walmansthal, North-East of Pretoria. The event was... <|> Police Action for IDSA members 15 February 2017 Commander Chris Opperman, of the Tshwane Metro Police, and his team attended IDSA's January coffee meeting hosted by Champa Weerasekara, of Sri... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> Kazakhstan is shifting to a new model of power distribution The President of Kazakhstan, Mr Nursultan Nazarbayev addressed the nation on 25 January 2017 regarding the issue of redistribution of... <|> Integrated urban development 12 February 2017 South Africa’s Cooperative Governance Deputy Minister Andries Nel has met with his counterpart, the Barbara Hendricks, Secretary of the German... <|> Senior Officials Meetings with Singapore and Thailand 15 February 2017 Professor Sooklal, Deputy Director-General Asia and the Middle East at the South African Department of International Relations... <|> Algeria to get a taste of SA culture 14 February 2017 Algerians will get an opportunity to sample South Africa’s artistic talent when the cultural seasons is launched in that country on 24... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.