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So far Ben Walta has created 8 blog entries.
9 09, 2015

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:25+00:00 September 9th, 2015|CERES Global, Timor Leste|0 Comments

Aileu Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) and the Rai Husar Foundation (Chris Adams, Friends of Aileu) Background The District of Aileu, while not far from Dili, has for long been regarded as a relatively disadvantaged area in terms access to education and training, resulting in poor educational and employment outcomes.  The majority of Aileu district’s [...]

9 09, 2015

Reflections on Samoa

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:26+00:00 September 9th, 2015|CERES Global, Samoa|0 Comments

Some reflections on our 2014 Samoa trip,  By Charlotte and Melanie. On Sunday, we got up early to go help prepare a traditional Samoan Umu. We had been invited by Tu and his wife Lei Loa to experience this traditional Samoan way of cooking. Tu and his family are one of the few families to [...]

25 11, 2014

An Indian Tribal Village

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:26+00:00 November 25th, 2014|CERES Global, India|0 Comments

Author: Phuong Tang Standfirst: Gazing into the spreadsheet, it feels like there isn’t enough time. But for what? My gaze diverts from the spreadsheet filled with numbers and diagrams, and I stare out my office window, searching. For what is not clear. Tears well up. I am fragile in this moment, but contain my tears, [...]

24 01, 2014

A Thousand Gods

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:26+00:00 January 24th, 2014|CERES Global, India|0 Comments

The CERES Global group have a free day today – and Ben has gone with them climbing a mountain to the border of Maharasthra and Madya Pradesh. So I’ve taken the opportunity to fill you in on what the group has been up to. Once again – the India trip has been phenomenal. Every day [...]

12 01, 2014

Kit in Mumbai

By | 2015-08-27T01:07:30+00:00 January 12th, 2014|CERES Global, India|0 Comments

Namaste! I’m here in Mumbai taking a bit of time off from our busy schedule to write a bit about what we are doing. At the moment I’m volunteering with Apne Aap Women's Collective. AAWC is a NGO which helps to provide better quality of living for the women in the sex slave industry and [...]

27 12, 2013

Ed’s Cuba 2013 Experience

By | 2017-03-21T12:47:03+00:00 December 27th, 2013|CERES Global, Cuba|0 Comments

I traveled to Cuba to join the CERES Global 2 week tour (ably lead by Ben), prior to attending the International Permaculture Conference, Convergence and a week of tours to selected permaculture sites. It was significant that the conference was held in Cuba, as Cuba is said to be the best example of permaculture in the world because it is the highest [...]

12 07, 2013

Indonesian Cultural Exchange, Cipanas.

By | 2016-11-10T10:30:27+00:00 July 12th, 2013|CERES Global, Indonesia|0 Comments

29th June Arriving in Jakarta was a welcome relief after what felt like an eternity of travel with connecting flights and stop overs from Melbourne. Waiting in the taxi line for the specifically nominated Blue Bird cab company, I was thrilled to catch up with a fellow CERES Global volunteer Pia, so we could ride [...]

27 09, 2012

Weaving in Mapuru with the Yolgnu women

By | 2017-03-21T11:57:18+00:00 September 27th, 2012|Arnhem Land, CERES Global|0 Comments

Mäpuru is a small and remote township in East Arnhem Land; 1000 kms from Darwin and 50kms south of Elcho Island as the crow flies. CERES’s (a community environmental park in Brunswick) runs trips each year to Mäpuru as part of their global cultural exchange program. In August this year 17 of us headed [...]