This month KYEEMA is helping spread the word for the #StopTheClock campaign before the May federal budget release.
As time ticks down to the federal budget, your tweet will be vital in stopping our country from becoming the least generous we’ve ever been.
One third of the aid budget has been cut in the past two years. So this next scheduled cut will mean further deep cuts for some of the poorest people in the world – cuts to immunisation, schooling, healthcare, and clean water programs that are helping people in poor countries become strong.
If we’re going to stop this cut, time is of the essence. Help us out by sharing our campaign on Facebook or Twitter. When you share it with your friends and family, you will be increasing our chances of stopping this cut for good.
https://i0.wp.com/kyeemafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/STC_FBShare_01_1.jpg?fit=1200%2C627&ssl=16271200Eliza Smithhttps://kyeemafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Kyeema-Foundation-logo-400w-resize.pngEliza Smith2016-04-13 12:35:322016-10-27 13:27:41Join thousands of Australians asking to stop the $224 million scheduled cut to Australian Aid
This year KYEEMA Foundation (https://kyeemafoundation.org) is selling the Australian 2016/17 Entertainment Book (or Smartphone version) as a fund-raiser. If you don’t already buy this through a charity of choice, or if you have never bought it before, it’s a great discount book and a great fund-raiser for KYEEMA!
It costs $65 and KYEEMA Foundation retains 20% of the price of every Membership sold which goes towards our fundraising!
Each membership has hundreds of 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for restaurants, cafés, attractions, hotels, shopping, groceries and travel and contain over 2,000 offers that you can use whenever you like until 1st June 2017.
https://i0.wp.com/kyeemafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Entertainment-book.jpg?fit=750%2C385&ssl=1385750Eliza Smithhttps://kyeemafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Kyeema-Foundation-logo-400w-resize.pngEliza Smith2016-04-13 11:51:442016-10-27 13:28:23Order an Entertainment™ Book and support KYEEMA Foundation
https://i0.wp.com/kyeemafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Group-photo.jpg?fit=3716%2C2787&ssl=127873716Eliza Smithhttps://kyeemafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Kyeema-Foundation-logo-400w-resize.pngEliza Smith2016-04-04 11:04:022018-07-25 06:38:26KYEEMA joins forces with the San Francisco Zoo and the Wildlife Conservation Society
My name is Max Barot and I’m a Livestock Veterinarian currently working with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Hanoi, Vietnam.
My aim is: to work in development to increase awareness of the vital role that livestock can play in addressing food security issues in village regions.
I have always enjoyed working with livestock and in the farming environment and after graduating as a Veterinarian from the University of Queensland in 2012, I moved to New Zealand to work with a private practice focusing on cattle, sheep and deer production.
After three years in NZ, I was given an opportunity, through the Australian Volunteers for International Development program, which is an Australian Government initiative with support from the KYEEMA Foundation to undertake a 15 month placement with ILRI. My primary role involves working in a project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) that strives to improve production and food safety in the pork value chain.
Along with a passion for clinical livestock work, I have a strong desire to work in development, aware of the vital role that livestock can play in addressing issues of food security. This passion led me to pursue a Masters in Veterinary Public Health from the University of Sydney, which I hope to complete by 2016. I have only been at ILRI for three months, however in this short period I have gained valuable insights and experiences into some of the challenges of working with value chains and informal markets.
I was fortunate enough to meet with the KYEEMA team in Brisbane, Australia in late 2015 and at that time we discussed KYEEMA’s focus and work on the development of rural livelihoods. The Vietnamese people have been very warm and welcoming. At times, the language can be a barrier and a lot of farmers seem to be very concerned in finding me a suitable Vietnamese wife! Not to mention the fact that I often embark on a culinary adventure with my daily dinner choices.
I have begun to develop an appreciation for some of the unique environmental and cultural challenges that people are facing in Vietnam and I am looking forward to the next 12 months of the assignment to embracing the challenges, opportunities and adventures that it brings.