How we work
The overall goal of the International Development office is to contribute towards the growth in the number of communities who are moving towards the alleviation of poverty.
Our focus is to work alongside communities every step of the way; from the process of ascertaining their needs through to project delivery.
We believe that it is paramount to provide tools for sustainable projects, to train people and to enable them to achieve their full potential, beyond the project completion.
We serve without discrimination and share the Gospel where welcome. This is our approach to bringing a lasting change and thus to break the cycle of poverty.We realise that this is not easily done, but believe that as we build up relationships with individuals and communities in partnership with our donors, we will see a much greater impact.
We are prompted by God’s love for us and the acknowledgement that all people are created in His image. So we place value and dignity upon humanity.
The International Development office supports community development and capacity building by working in partnership with communities in Asia, Africa and the Pacific.
Most of our development work is done through Corps (Salvation Army churches), enabled by a local projects officer.
We have a commitment to holistic community development programs through:
- Empowerment of women
- Health education and combating of disease
- Facilitate education for children and adults
- Improving access to clean water and sanitation
- Livelihood and income-generation activities
Where we work
Australian Government funded community projects
Australian Government funded projects are approved and funded on a ratio basis of 5 to 1 by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
We have Base Accreditation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) which gives us access to $150,000 per year for approved developmental projects and $700,000 for Church Partnership Program (CPP) in Papua New Guinea.