Four Days of Action and Adventure for Queensland Youth

Destination Dreaming facilitated a second Life in Action Program for Community Solutions this Winter holidays. Teenagers from the Sunshine Coast spent four days engaging in sport and recreation and life skills activities in beautiful Currimundi.

Funded by the Queensland Government, the program was designed to provide young people access to a health and wellbeing program. Program Co-ordinator, Clint Miller, said ‘it was fantastic to run a program for young people in my own backyard. It was wonderful to see these kids have access to this form of program and to be able to share their experiences.’

UN Youth Australia Delegates Get a Taste for the United Nations in Action

United Nations Youth Australia delegates recently returned from an amazing trip to Timor Leste, brushing shoulders with President Ramos Horta and Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, and supporting the Encouragement House in Maliana.

13 travellers had the trip of a lifetime last month, the first of a series of visits planned to the Encouragement House, to provide financial support to the rural boarding house. Destination Dreaming donated a percentage of the group’s program cost to construct an outdoor shelter at the Encouragement House, which was constructed by local builders during the visit. Read more

We All Must Act in Response to the East Africa Famine

This Friday we are posting a plea for support and commitment to address the worst drought in 60 years in Africa. Our media’s preoccupation with phone hacking and interest rates has resulted in too many Australian’s lacking awareness of the famine in the Horne of Africa. The UN estimates that more than 12 million people need urgent help, tens of thousands have already died and hundreds of thousands more risk starvation.

Please donate to one of the aid organisations working to provide aid in Africa (including UNICEF, World Food Programme, World Vision, Red Cross, Oxfam, Action Aid, Save the Children)and raise awareness amongst friends and family to generate collective action. We all have the power to make a difference.