The Victorian branch of APBC recently got together for a networking function, hosted by APBC Vice President/VIC Neil Grimes. The event was held at the popular Gasolina venue in Melbourne’s South Wharf restaurant and entertainment precinct. Thank you to the venue owner David James for having us there. Event sponsor Mannerim Capital made sure guests enjoyed a delectable spread from the fabulous Gasolina menu.
APBC Director and CSR Chair Nicole Forrest Green recently paid a courtesy call on the new Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, H.E. Amanda Gorely, at the Australian Embassy in Manila.
Nicole was warmly received by Ambassador Gorely who had just presented her credentials to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III at the Malacañang Palace in an official ceremony, having commenced her new role on January 11, 2016.
For more than 30 years ICARE Australia has helped alleviate poverty in a sustainable manner by improving access and opportunity to education for women and children in the Philippines.
Education is recognized as the single most important factor to development and poverty alleviation by Governments, NGOs, the United Nations and World Bank and ICARE’s focus on education aims to transform the lives of whole communities, laying a foundation for long term stability that can break the cycle of poverty.