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Glen Innes Rotary seeking Australian Volunteers for Indonesia

Mama Sayang ChildrenEster at Mama SayangGlen Innes Rotary Club is seeking teams of volunteers – Rotarians and non-Rotarians – to go to Indonesia to help impart life skills to up to 100 orphans. The children are at Mama Sayang Orphanage in Jakarta run by Englishman Mike Hilliard and his Indonesian wife Jeveline and supported by the Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation. The volunteers’ project has been registered by Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) which helps Rotary clubs support developing countries in health, hunger, education and other humanitarian areas. In 2004  Jakarta friends  established the Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation ( following the death of their 36 year old friend Priscilla in an air crash in Indonesia in 2004, RAWCS ( support meant funds spent by volunteers participating in the project in areas such as airfares and daily expenses were tax deductible. Accommodation would be provided in the orphanage’s Priscilla Hall Foundation Room which had all modern facilities, including air-conditioning, as well as other similar volunteers’ rooms.  Teams of two to four people are  sought to work for periods of two weeks at the orphanage. “It’s people to people assistance to help children develop life skills,”   There is a special need to help develop the orphanage’s website. Other needs are tuition in English language, basic electrical, woodwork, cooking, sewing, bicycle repairs, sports and physical education. Glen Innes Rotary’s Exchange student  from Mama Sayang Orphanage returns to Jakarta on the 30Th June 2012. The RAWCS (program is the successor of Rotary’s FAIM – Fourth Avenue In Motion – which was founded by a Glen Innes Rotary Charter member, the late Keith Hopper. The Mama Sayang project are listed nationally to districts and clubs through Rotary’s website. Glen Innes Rotary is  the Australian  committee for the Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation.  The foundation is a continuing, tangible memorial to the Halls’ daughter who, says Don, “always cared for the less fortunate than herself in Indonesia. That was reflected in the fund-raising she undertook.” To volunteer or for more information on the Mama Sayang Orphanage project, contact Glen Innes Rotary International Director Max Elphick, phone 6732 9300, email:

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