One of many projects sponsored by the Anglican Board of Mission-Australia this year is in partnership with the Zambian Anglican Council. This project is involved with a Gender and Governance Initiative targeting one thousand households in Eastern Zambia.
The project seeks to strengthen the support of women and girls in chosen regions to make a positive change in their lives by increasing their knowledge and skills, asserting their rights, and protecting against gender based violence and gender imbalance.
This project has been taken up by the National ABM-A Auxiliary, hoping to assist in raising the $70,000 required. The Tasmanian Auxiliary held a fund raising luncheon to help with this.
Forty one people attended the luncheon held at St Anne's Church Hall in Lutana. The guest speaker was Mr Tim Swifte, Secretary of the Tasmania Diocese ABM Committee, an accredited ABM speaker. He spoke of the project and showed a 10-minute video outlining what is being done within the project. More than $800 was raised with donations and a trade table supplementing the entry fees. Of this $700 was forwarded to the ABM office in Sydney for this project.
Further donations may be sent to the Sydney Office (Anglican Board of Mission, Locked Bag Q4005, Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230), or the Treasurer at ABM Auxiliary, PO Box 429, Moonah 7009.
More information about this and other projects can be found in the ABM 2012 Project Book, or on the ABM website. The video was on the CD-Rom released by ABM in a kit ‘Mission Education Resources 2012'.
ABM Stalwart Marion Iles, ABM Kenyan Drummer poster,
Auxiliary President Betty Dean, and Treasurer Ann Swifte
at the Luncheon.