QSA Notes: Refugee Amir is an Ideal Permaculturist

Written by Boniface S. Gomes, Bangladesh Association for Sustainable Development (BASD) I am Amir Ali (35 years old), living in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya Camp No. 19 in Bangladesh since August, 2017. Before starting this camp life, I was growing up in a very respected...

QSA and toilets

Jackie Perkins, QSA Administrator Friends, this is the exciting news you have been waiting for – what happened about the toilets in our latest fund raising appeal? I can now tell you that with your help, a total of 30 toilets will be provided to rural communities in...

QSA Notes: Sustainability

Jackie Perkins, QSA Administrator QSA works with project partners to assist them and their communities to become self-sustaining and independent of foreign aid as much as possible, i.e. giving them a hand up rather than being dependent on regular handouts, teaching...

QSA Notes: Spirituality, and visiting QSA projects

Jackie Perkins, QSA Administrator The project partner organisations with whom QSA works and supports are not Quakers, making Quakers unlike our colleagues from the Church Agencies Network who only work with those of their faith-based communities overseas. QSA does not...

QSA Notes: Urban refugees

Ai Leen Quah, QSA Projects Manager This year has seen QSA commence work with refugees in consultation with the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), the peak body for refugees, asylum seekers and their supporters in Australia. Between QSA’s usual field of work in...