Wednesday 21 August 2019 5.30 for 6pm
Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle Forrest
India is a country of amazing differences. How does one grasp an understanding of this incredibly complex country?
Join us to hear the story of India from the perspective of two not-for-profit organisation – one working with the poor in Mumbai and the other with rural communities, improving farms and farming returns. To help us explore these matters we have two guest speakers:
Mike Holland – Apnalaya (‘Our Space’) was founded by Mike’s father Tom Holland in 1972 when he was the Australian Deputy High Commissioner in Bombay. The aim of Apnalaya is to enable underserved people to improve health, livelihood and gender relations. By the time Tom’s posting in India ended in 1973 it was being run by a small group of volunteers led by Shanta Gupta as President, and was registered under the Societies Registration Act.
Mr Kim Russell – Chairman, Stump Jump Foundation. The Stump Jump Foundation is an Australian humanitarian aid group using agriculture and innovation as a means to provide opportunities for less-advantaged communities. Established in 2014, it aims to assist communities both in Australia and internationally. In this case the story is of works in India, to develop agricultural projects and to build skills for lasting benefit and offering hope for a better future.
MCH members, concession (Government Support) and full-time students $10;