Thank you from the Australian Volunteers Program

After a huge year of challenges, our teams from across the Indo-Pacific region want to say thank you.

As this turbulent year draws to a close, the Australian Volunteers Program staff extend their thanks to the volunteers who have supported locally-led development alongside our partners in 2020, against all the odds.

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'Our sincere thanks to the Australian volunteers who bring great commitment, skills and experiences to contribute to Cambodia’s communities.' ~ Molika, Siden and Sela, our program team in Cambodia
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Kinisou chapur and thank you from MaryAnn, our program manager in the North Pacific!
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'Vinaka vakalevu, dhanvaad and thank you!' ~ From our wonderful team in Fiji: left to right: Apai, Shafiza, Preeti, Amita, Karalaini, Kathleen, Una and Linda
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'Thank you to all our volunteers'~ from Yeshey and Kesang, our team in Bhutan
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'Terima kasih' ~ Thank you, from our team in Indonesia ~ Top row left to right: Ade, Adit, Ani, Annisa, Bob and Bobby. Bottom row left to right: Indah, Josta, Karina, Ketty and Risma.
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'Thank you to the Australian volunteers who have supported organisations in Laos' ~ Phet and Alie, our program team in Laos
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'Team Myanmar is sending our thanks and appreciation to all Australian volunteers who have supported communities in Myanmar through in-person and remote volunteering.' ~ From (left to right): Yin Nwe, Zin Yaw and Pan
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‘Thank you for your time, energy, patience and resilience, commitment to sharing knowledge and skills, and flexibility. You continue to inspire us to do better and through your work we are able to say we are making a difference. Maraming Salamat sa inyong lahat!’ ~ Myles, Ingrid and Nathaniel in the Philippines
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A big 'thank you!' from some of the wonderful staff in our Papua New Guinea team. Left to right: Leah, Cathy, Margaret and Rowena.
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'To the amazing volunteers who have had the opportunity to work with the Samoan communities - thank you so very much for your contribution to international and community development ' Patricia and Lauina - our wonderful team in Samoa
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Thank you to volunteers and partners in Southern Africa from our Johannesburg-based team: (left to right) Mmamakgetla, Mmasechaba and Wendell. The team manages the program across South Africa, Lesotho and eSwatini
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Asentani Sana! Thank you in Swahili from Musa and Lizzie, our wonderful team in Tanzania
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Thank you from Ruvanthi and Zahra, our lovely team of two in Sri Lanka
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'To all the volunteers who have served in Tonga, thank you for your service, and thank you for your friendship!' ~ Salote and David, our team in Tonga
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Thank you from our team in Vietnam: (left to right) Hien Phan, Nga Tran, Lan Anh, Hanh Hoang, Hanh Do, Huong Tran and Huong Hoang
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Thank you from our team in Vanuatu - (left to right) Maureen, Wycliff and Lou
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'Obrigado ba Imi nian dedikasaun, Hamutuk ita bele' ~ message in Tetum, from our amazing team in Timor-Leste, which means: 'Thank you for your dedication, together we can!' Left to right: Quico, Lidalia and Grace
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Ruth and Pierre from our Melbourne team say thank you!
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Thank you from Melbourne staff Samy, Arran, Josh, Olivia and Will
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A big thank you from Grace, Sarah and Fiona in our Melbourne team