The Archbishop of Sydney’s OVERSEAS RELIEF AND AID FUND ANNUAL 31REPORT 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 TANZANIA ETHIOPIA 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 humanitarian support. 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 3 1 5 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. Ethiopia 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 4 India 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. 5 Kenya Establishing a maternity clinic within the Korogocho slum in Nairobi. 6 Tanzania 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.” 7 Uganda United Nations Human Development Continuation of a malaria prevention program in Ibulanku. Report 2006 The Archbishop of Sydney’s Overseas Relief and Aid Fund 3 FINANCIAL INFORMATION 2006 INCOME STATEMENT 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. Standards. 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 (NSW Partnership) and secondary Anglican schools in the Democratic Chartered Accountants 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 Partner 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 by STAYS. available upon request from ORAF’s UGANDA office. Preventing malaria 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 disease. 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. The Archbishop of Sydney’s Overseas Relief and Aid Fund 5 ORAF’s work results in ACTION 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 write. As well as assisting with the costs of medication and surgery, the program is raising awareness in the community regarding 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. 6 The Archbishop of Sydney’s Overseas Relief and Aid Fund IMPACT CHANGE 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 happen.” I Over 60 women benefited from the Women with Women project. The Archbishop of Sydney’s Overseas Relief and Aid Fund 7 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 BEc (Hons) his example.” Banking Executive 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 tsunami work. 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 Executive Director Langham Partnership Australia Secretary Brass for Africa CMS Democratic Republic of Congo 1987-1992 Christ Church, Springwood PO Box 1416 Parramatta NSW 2124 Phone: 02 9895 8080 Fax: 02 9633 4384 Email: email@example.com You can make change happen . . . this month . . . next month . . . every month. By becoming an ORAF Partner, you can help make changes happen in people’s lives every month of the year. ORAF Partners make a regular commitment to the fund each month. By this action you can help to restore hope and rebuild the lives of people who struggle with the reality of poverty and disadvantage every day. Being a partner is an effective way of maximising your donation dollar. It allows us to plan ahead, and it cuts down on your paperwork. We can send you just one receipt at the end of the financial year, which will cover all your contributions. Of course at any time, you are able to stop or vary the amount you are donating. 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