Australian Partners

Shalom Community Development Projects  ….. building futures … empowering a community

Let no one come to you without leaving better and happier …. Mother Teresa

Geoff and Karen Hales act as the Australian Project Partners for Shalom and help liaise between the project in India and Global Development Group Australia.  Based in Brisbane Australia, the Hales co-ordinate project promotion and fundraising activities and help the Indian partners with project planning, research and preperation of reports and budgets. Prior to partnering with this project, Geoff and Karen gained experience in aid and development work and capacity building while working in Vanuatu with Australian Volunteers International.  They now run a small Asset Management consultancy company in Brisbane.  Geoff and Karen try to visit Shalom once or twice a year, to spend time with the people they now see as an extended part of their family.