Evelyn is making a “world of difference” at CBM Australia
May 14, 2019
The theme for National Volunteer Week
2019 (20-26 May) is “Making a world of
difference”. CBM Australia is lucky enough to have a group of dedicated
volunteers who are doing just that.
has only been volunteering with CBM Australia since February 2019, but has more
than a decade of volunteer experience working with marginalised youth in Papua
New Guinea (PNG).
“I was a
teacher in PNG for more than 12 years,” Evelyn said.
time, Evelyn supported young people by organising activities, camps,
fundraising and working with them to support their journey from education into
started transcribing research for CBM International in 2015, she learned the
degree to which women and children are impacted by disability in developing
This impact is not only physical, but also social. Stigma and exclusion are common experiences for people with disability both in Australia and abroad.
confronting to realise that I’d volunteered for such a long time in PNG, but
had no idea about the degree of this,” Evelyn said.
Evelyn brings a great skillset to CBM Australia. With a Master’s degree in Education, her ability to summarise large amounts of technical information for CBM International’s Inclusive Eye Health Team is highly valued.
She now volunteers at CBM Australia one day per week researching Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This initiative works towards making sure that everyone is able to access the health care they need, in a range of countries.
looked back”, Evelyn said.
Learn more about the work of CBM Australia’s dedicated volunteers.
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