Aussie volunteers help tsunami affected
FOURTEEN Australian volunteers put their 'mateship' skills into
action when they helped a number of Sri Lankan communities affected by
The volunteers, aged between 19-28, working with Australian
organisation OzQuest: Young Australian Adventures, signed up to work
with local villagers on community projects during December 2005.
OzQuest projects included building the 'peace bridge' to join a Tamil
and Sinhala community in the Uplands-Watagoda area, planting banana
trees at the Sarasavigama Organic Farm in Kandy and clearing and
painting a number of community health centres around Matugama and
Jon Herd said the Australian volunteers partnered with
micro-financing group SLPSM (Samastha Lanka Praja Sangwardana Mandalaya)
and Satyodaya Centre for Social Research and Encounter.