The Archbishop of Sydney’s
AND AID FUND
1 JANUARY 2006 - DECEMBER 2006
MISSION To engage with Anglicans to
STATEMENT raise awareness and resources
in order to equip and empower communities
and churches in the developing world.
UGANDA KENYA EGYPT
INDIA DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
CHAIRMAN’S hospital which are all outside the slum. OPERATIONAL
REPORT REPORT 2006
Although a cease fire is in operation in
Southern Sudan, most of the Sudanese
Last September I had Partnership in Development
refugees in Cairo are still very anxious
a very strange experience. I had just spent
about safety problems which prevent
ten days visiting church leaders and ORAF After being involved in overseas missions
them returning to Sudan. Refuge Egypt
projects in South Africa, Kenya and Egypt. and development for the past 34 years,
still has large numbers looking to them
Boarding the plane in Johannesburg I was the last three and half with ORAF, this
for medical assistance and general
told that my seat had been changed and will be my last report as I will be retiring
when I was finally shown to my seat I felt and moving with my wife Margaret to
really strange finding myself in first class! I In these places, committed dedicated Adelaide.
sat with my backpack on my knee waiting people are working in the name of our
for the error to be noticed! Lord Jesus Christ with very basic resources. My most abiding work memories, which
Here was I sitting in first class being asked I will treasure in years to come will be
I had just spent ten days with people who the friendships I established with people
what would I like cooked for dinner - the
are struggling to bring at least some help on the ground in Africa and Asia. For
choices were mind blowing! As I left Africa
and support to the thousands living in the many of those years I think I knew
behind, I couldn’t get out of my mind the
slums of Cape Town and Nairobi, and in intuitively the importance of
people I had met who didn’t even know
Cairo with those who continue to reach
where their next meal would come from. partnerships to the success of any work
out to thousands of Sudanese refugees.
done. In recent years that understanding
We are in partnership with missionaries
Dr Joe Radkovic, working with a Kenyan has become formalised so that assessing,
and nationals in whom under God, we
Board, is overseeing the building and maintaining and developing our
can have great confidence. Thank you for
running of a general clinic and maternity partnerships has been the conscious
your support of ORAF. May I encourage
clinic in the Korogocho Slum in Nairobi. focus of every endeavour. I am
you to continue to pray and give. The
Tens of thousands of people living particularly pleased to see this truth
needs are not diminishing!
together along walking paths with open underpinning ORAF’s program in the
drains, in shanties made of whatever I would like to take this opportunity to past year.
materials they can find! No water, thank the dedicated staff of ORAF for
sanitation or electricity available to most. their work over the year and particularly In 2006 members of St Thomas’, North
to Rick Ford who retires in 2007. Sydney drew ORAF’s attention to an
Maternity care in the slum is virtually non
existent. The clinic buildings are very May mercy, peace and love be yours in
basic. A room for the women awaiting abundance.
delivery. A room for the delivery. The back “What does the Lord require of you but
door opens on to one of the few pathways to do justice, to love kindness, and to
that are wide enough for a vehicle. If walk humbly with your God.”
complications occur, a vehicle will be
brought up to the back door and staff will Peter Tasker Micah 6:8
attempt to transport the patient to a Bishop of Liverpool
In 2006, money raised through the tremendous 2
support of ORAF’s donors was distributed to some 4
of the world’s poorest countries. 7
Working through Christian partners, ORAF has 6
funded a range of programs from emergency
famine relief in Tanzania, to longer-term health and
education programs that helped to meet the needs
of the poor and the vulnerable.
In 2006 ORAF distributed funds to:
Your financial commitment has meant that lives 1 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
have been changed for the better, and people have Providing health education for young people in 61 schools in the Congo.
been given opportunities they would have been Egypt
denied without your help. 2 Offering health care and support to refugees who flock to Cairo to escape
persecution and civil war.
3 Giving homeless youth skills training to enable them to earn a living.
2 The Archbishop of Sydney’s Overseas Relief and Aid Fund
Ethiopian non-government agency
(NGO ) called Bright Hope, which was
having a huge success combating poverty
among disadvantaged city youth. A St
Thomas’ member, Cheryl Webster,
volunteered to visit and help Bright
Hope design a development project to
submit to ORAF. The result of these
partnerships added the Bright Hope
Nazaret Community Based Skills
Training and Rehabilitation Centre to
the 18 projects ORAF has with other
long-term existing partners in India and Rick Ford with DRC visitor Baliesima
East Africa. and Julie Yeung
League continued to make a long-term
Currently these 11 partners spread across recovery from the 2004 tsunami a reality help reduce poverty. One practical way
10 countries are involved in programs for Anuchankuppam village on the of doing this is to encourage our
enabling local communities to increase Tamil Nadu coast. government to honour its commitment
their ability to; improve education, fight to realising the Millennium
The addition of Julie Yeung to the ORAF
against HIV/AIDS and malaria disease, Development Goals made in 2000. I
staff as Program Support Officer in 2006
improve maternal and child health, would encourage you to use the enclosed
gave the needed capacity to enable staff
increase family income and unleash the postcard to send to the Prime Minister
and management committee to
potential of a better educated and to keep our government’s commitment
concentrate again in reviewing existing
empowered female population. on target.
policies and procedures as well as
ORAF was able to help four of our developing our strategic plan and new So finally, thank you for your
partners respond with emergency relief policies. This important work enabled encouragement and support and for
to humanitarian crises. The Anglican ORAF to be operating according to best your commitment to the great work that
Church in Malawi and Tanzania gave practice and will ensure a favourable ORAF does. Farewell and God bless.
food aid in the East Africa famine. The outcome of our accreditation review
Emmanuel Hospital Association gave with AusAID in 2007.
non-food aid and medical services in
In 2006, ORAF began participating in
Kashmir to communities devastated by
Micah Challenge. Micah Challenge is a
the Pakistan earthquake. A three-way Rick Ford
global movement of Christians in over
partnership between ORAF, All Saints’ Project Officer
40 countries, which aims to deepen
church, Nowra and the India Gospel ORAF
peoples engagement with the poor and
Action Impact Change
Offering Tsunami relief with the rebuilding of a village and the provision of
community facilities and training.
Providing specialist medical and education staff for physically and
intellectually disabled children.
Provision of health workers to assist with the chronic health needs of
communities in southern India.
Establishing a maternity clinic within the Korogocho slum in Nairobi.
Providing emergency famine relief at Kagera.
“Ultimately, human development is about the
Implementing a malaria prevention program.
realisation of potential. It is about what people can
Encouraging farmers to grow vanilla beans as a cash crop.
do and what they can become – their capabilities –
Primary education levels were lifted by raising teaching standards at Katoke.
and about the freedom they have to exercise real
Implementing an early intervention health program to assist those with a
disability. choices in their lives.”
United Nations Human Development
Continuation of a malaria prevention program in Ibulanku.
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FINANCIAL INFORMATION 2006
BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2006 FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2006
2006 2005 2006 2005
$ $ $ $
CURRENT ASSETS Donations & Gifts 657,122 1,617,164
Cash and Cash Equivalents 911,532 537,974 Legacies & Bequests 164,871 71,435
Receivables 13,205 2,300 Grants
Financial Assets - - AusAID 81,449 109,168
Other - - Other Australian - -
Total Current Assets 924,737 540,274 Other Overseas - -
Investment Income - -
NON CURRENT ASSETS Other Income 40,361 25,092
Property, Plant & Equipment - - Revenues from Ordinary Activities 961,803 1,822,859
Other - -
Total Non Current Assets - - Overseas Projects
Total Assets 924,737 540,274 Funds to Overseas Projects 449,522 1,627,882
Other Project Costs 10,725 16,391
CURRENT LIABILITIES Domestic Projects - -
Trade & Other Payables 89,349 60,013 Community Education 5,000 -
Provisions - - Fundraising Costs
Total Current Liabilities 89,349 60,013 Public 29,195 50,850
Government 11,994 12,949
NON CURRENT LIABILITIES Multilaterals - -
Payables - - Administration 100,240 77,782
Provisions - - Result from Ordinary Activities 355,127 37,005
Other - - Amounts Transfered (to) Reserves (163,763) (54,267)
Total Non Current Liabilities - -
Total Liabilities 89,349 60,013 Decrease (Increase) in Funds
Net Assets 835,388 480,261 Available for Future Use (191,364) (17,262)
DISTRIBUTABLE FUNDS & RESERVES
Funds Available for Future Use 390,218 198,854
Reserves 445,070 281,307
Settlement Sum 100 100
Total Distributable Funds & Reserves 835,388 480,261 STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN DISTRIBUTABLE FUNDS &
RESERVES AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2006
Funds Reserves &
available for settlement
distribution sum Total
$ $ $
TABLE OF CASH MOVEMENTS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2006 At 1 January 2005 216,116 227,140 443,256
Transfer (to) Bequest Reserve (71,435) 71,435 -
Cash Cash Cash Cash Transfer from Emergency
Available Raised Disbursed Available Relief Reserve 17,168 (17,168) -
at Begining During During at End
of Year Year Year of Year Result from continuing
operations for the year 37,005 - 37,005
Korogocho Maternity At 31 December 2005 198,854 281,407 480,261
Clinic 106,565 44,698 (57,000) 94,263
Other Designated Transfer (to) Bequest Reserve (164,871) 164,871 -
Purposes 53,743 273,506 (255,880) 71,369 Transfer from Emergency
Other Purposes 377,666 654,600 (286,366) 745,900 Relief Reserve 1,108 (1,108) -
Result for continuing
Total 537,974 972,804 (599,246) 911,532
operations for the year 355,127 - 355,127
At 31 December 2006 390,218 445,170 835,388
Action Impact Change
4 The Archbishop of Sydney’s Overseas Relief and Aid Fund
Snapshot of some of the
INDEPENDENT AUDIT REPORT
2006 ORAF-funded projects
To the Members of EGYPT
The Archbishop of Sydney’s
OVERSEAS RELIEF AND AID Assisting refugees in Cairo
FUND Refugees continue to flock into Cairo, escaping war, persecution and
We have audited the summarised civil unrest. They often arrive hungry, sick and desperate. For over a
financial report of The Archbishop of decade ORAF has contributed funds to Refuge Egypt, which provides
Sydney’s Overseas Relief and Aid
assistance fro these refugees. Run as a practical ministry by the
Fund for the year ended 31 December
2006 as set out on this page in Episcopal church at All Saints’ Cathedral, it is a safe haven for those
accordance with Australian Auditing who have suffered both terror and deprivation.
Refuge Egypt offers a range of services including
In our opinion, the information pre and post natal care, a full range of medical
reported in the summarised financial services, advocacy (particularly with the UNHCR
report is consistent with the annual
in attaining refugee status), skills training and
statutory financial report from which
it is derived and upon which we providing basic food and clothing. Refuge Egypt is
expressed an unqualified audit now the major health care provider for refugees in
opinion in our report to the members Egypt. HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis continue to be
dated 20 March 2007. For a better major health issues in this refugee community. I
understanding of the scope of our Sudanese receive help
and support from the
audit, this report should be read in
staff of Refuge Egypt.
conjunction with our audit report on
the annual statutory financial report.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Providing much needed health education
Straight Talk Amongst Youth in Schools (STAYS), is a program partly
HLB Mann Judd funded by ORAF that is targeting young people attending 61 primary
and secondary Anglican schools in the Democratic
Republic of Congo (DRC). Still battling political
and social instability within DRC and high rates of
HIV/AIDS, STAYS is an educational prevention
program that is able to deliver the message of
prevention in a culturally appropriate manner. It
E R Temple
helps young people to examine their attitudes
22 March 2006 towards others who are infected with HIV and who
are suffering with AIDS. I
Preventing infection with
HIV/AIDS is the key
Audited full financial statements are message being delivered
available upon request from ORAF’s UGANDA
Up to 500 million cases of malaria occur each year – causing
widespread death and debilitation. Pregnant women and young
children are particularly vulnerable to both
contracting malaria and suffering the effects of the
Code of Conduct Claiming the lives of around 3,000 people each day,
ORAF is a member of the Australian Council malaria is both largely preventable and treatable.
for International Development (ACFID), the
peak body for nearly 100 Australian non-gov-
ORAF is funding a malaria prevention program in
ernment aid and development organisations. the small village of Ibulanku in southern Uganda.
ORAF is a signatory to the ACFID Code of
Conduct that requires members to meet high
It is distributing mosquito nets, a simple but
standards of corporate governance, public effective way of preventing infection, as well as The children of Ibulanku
accountability and financial management. running education programs on eliminating are reaping the benefits
ORAF also has base accreditation with AusAID, mosquito breeding grounds. It is also providing of the ORAF malaria
making us eligible to receive funding from the prevention program.
Australian Government. AusAID accreditation medical treatment at the nearby clinic. I
ensures agencies are accountable, well managed
and deliver quality outcomes.
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ORAF’s work results in
Taking medical ACTION in Working with intellectually and
Tanzania. physically disabled children
Taking action changes the life of a
has an IMPACT in India.
child like Mjuni forever. Born with a It is estimated that around 10 percent
cleft palate, Mjuni would have been of India’s population has some form of
condemned to a life of social isolation disability. Since 2002, ORAF has been
and exclusion. Fortunately he came partnering with the Herbertpur
under the care of an early intervention Christian Hospital and working with
community health program run intellectually and physically disabled
through the local Anglican Church in children in this rural area of northern
Kayanga in Tanzania and partly India.
funded by ORAF. The operation he
subsequently underwent transformed The Anugurah project started as a
Mjuni’s life. He no longer hides his pilot program but because of the very
face, but is playing with positive impact it had on children and
the other children and their families, the pilot program has
learning to read and
As well as assisting with
the costs of medication
and surgery, the program
is raising awareness in the
disability. It is liaising
with government to ensure that people
with a disability are able to access their
rights to education and healthcare.
ORAF is helping children with intellectual
and physical disabilities.
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now been expanded to a five-year The lives of Rwandan women husbands during the killings, and
project. are CHANGED. others had been raped or seriously
injured by machete attack. However,
The project is currently working with For the past six years, a small band of all were extremely grateful for the
25 differently abled children and their Australian women have been writing assistance given to them, and touched
families who would otherwise receive letters and exchanging gifts with a by the fact that women across the
little support or physical therapy. group of Rwandan women who had other side of the world were
Capacity building within the been affected by the genocide of 1994. supporting them both in prayer and
community is now also one of the with gifts.
Through the ‘Women with Women’
aims of the project. This includes the project, this group of Australian Kaliziya Godelieve wrote to her
education of those in the community women sponsored over 60 Rwandan sponsor saying, “The money you sent
so they can both identify and assist women, by providing money for them to me helped me, it came at the right
these children who need special help as to set up or strengthen their own time. May God bless you and your
well as accepting those children with a businesses, and thereby change their family. We have a lot of rain and are
higher level of need. prospects for the future. All of the busy planting our gardens in beans and
women had been affected by the vegetables. My health is quite OK
genocide, many had lost children or except and right hand and ear which
got paralysed because it was hit by
machetes during genocide, it gives me
troubles all the time but I have
medicine to use when the pain is too
much. The money you sent to me last I
bought one goat and the remaining
money I will use it too pay school fees
for the orphan I take care of.
“I always wished to see you eye to eye
and I know God will one day make it
Over 60 women benefited from the
Women with Women project.
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ORAF’S MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Church Support Matters
Over the last two years a remarkable story has emerged of two very different
communities linked together by Christian care and compassion. In 2005, the church
of All Saints’ in the south coast town of Nowra, committed to raise $100,000 over five
years to rebuild the tsunami ravaged village of Anuchankuppam in southern India.
Already the church and its parishioners have raised over $75,000, which has been
distributed by ORAF to the Adopt-A-Village project run by the India Gospel League
(IGL). IGL was ORAF’s principal partner in its post-tsunami work.
A team from All Saints’ Nowra was on a mission awareness trip in January 2005,
I Back Row- David Dennis, Michael visiting the work of IGL. They saw first hand the devastation of the tsunami, and
Lawrence, Ross Hall
under the leadership of their minister Gavin Wilcox, committed to raise the money
I Front Row – Wendy Toulmin, Patricia needed to rebuild the village and provide skills training and equipment for the
Spencer, Ruth Powys (Russell)
villagers so they could again earn their own living.
Gail Lloyd was one of those who visited.
Management Committee “I have been changed forever” she said.
Members “I feel I have a better sense of the world
and my place in it – the amazingly
Rt Rev PJ Tasker privileged life I have and how as a
TLL Christian, I have a responsibility to share
Bishop of Liverpool my wealth with those less fortunate.
Jesus always looked after the poor, sick
Mr David Dennis and those in trouble, so I want to follow
St Barnabas Church, Broadway In 2006, Rev Samuel Stephens, the I Rev Sam Stephens and his wife
President of IGL visited Nowra and gave Prathi visited key church supporters at
Mr Ross Hall a personal report to ORAF on the All Saints’ Nowra in 2006. They are
MPS Phc pictured here with Gail Lloyd, Keith
Pharmacist Adams and Rev Gavin Wilcox.
CMS Tanzania 1969–1986 ORAF is keen for other parishes to work
CMS Mission Personnel Secretary with it, in partnerships overseas. Church
1987–2001 support matters!
St Andrew’s Church, Roseville
Professor Michael Lawrence MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
BSc, BE, MS, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Information
Systems, UNSW Under ORAF’s legal trust deed, policy is made, directions established and funds
St Michaels & All Angels, Newport disbursed under the guidance of a management committee. This committee is
constituted of six appointees and the Archbishop of Sydney (or nominee).
Dr Ruth Powys (Russell)
MBBS, MPC, FAChPM The Archbishop invites members onto the committee for a term of five years.
Palliative Care Doctor
The standing committee of Synod approves their appointment. At a
CMS Nepal 1985–1995
Holy Trinity Church, Mowbray minimum, the committee must meet twice in each calendar year. The
Archbishop (or nominee) presides, although each member’s vote is of equal
Mrs Patricia R. Spencer weight and the Archbishop (or nominee) has no casting vote.
BA Grad Dip. TESOL, RN, Mid
TESOL Teacher The management committee must ensure proper and accurate accounts and
CMS Tanzania 1984–1995 records are kept and must see that accounts and records are audited annually. A
Wild Street Church, Eastgardens copy of the audited accounts must be tabled at each ordinary session of Synod,
which is the governing body of the Anglican Church in the Sydney Diocese.
Mrs Wendy Toulmin
Langham Partnership Australia
Secretary Brass for Africa
CMS Democratic Republic of Congo
Christ Church, Springwood
PO Box 1416 Parramatta NSW 2124
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