UnionAID

Day: November 10, 2021

Film fundraising makes over $2000

Thanks to those who bought tickets for Summer of Soul, and other generous donations, we have raised over $2000 for Myanmar. The Myanmar Appeal has also been boosted by $10,000 thanks to a generous donation from Matt Wilson of the House of Good Fortune Coffee, Petone. In addition, Matt also supplied small bags of coffee …

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Mike is leaving UnionAID

We are sad to announce that our wonderful Executive Officer, Mike Naylor, is leaving shortly to work for Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta as her advisor. Mike has been with UnionAID for seven years working with our Asia-Pacific union partners to develop effective partnership projects, and to oversee our three Young Leaders Programmes. We will …

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Online learning a hit with Young Leaders

Positive feedback from participants of the Indonesia and Mindanao Young Leader Programmes reflected how relevant and enjoyable online learning has been made by the programme managers, Caroline Novak, Laila Harre and Alex Hill. As one young leader from Mindanao said, One thing I found really interesting in this journey was that online learning can be …

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Striking workers continue to thwart Myanmar military

Thanks to our generous donors and supporters, $42,600 in donations have been sent directly to groups in Myanmar through UnionAID’s networks. This supports workers to defy the military and remain on strike. One month’s financial support to sustain 454 workers participating in the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) strike action.  This includes nurses, doctors, teachers, clerical …

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Youth voice brings changes in Myanmar border camps

Songs, poems, and video clips have illustrated the experiences of young people from Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camps in northern Myanmar. Working in pairs, these 154 young men and women shared stories of their lives in a small co-designed project on the Kachin border with China, funded by UnionAID. Common concerns shared were: no job …

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