Workpartners teams are made up of people who come from all over Australia to spend about 2 weeks doing building and renovation work in Vanuatu. In recent years, the team has been working with the staff and students of Talua Theological Institute. Located on Vanuatu’s largest island (Espiritu Santo, or “Santo” for short), Talua is the Bible College for the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu. The college has been located for 26 years on this campus, after nearly 70 years on a nearby island. It’s in a tropical climate, and ongoing building maintenance is needed for this important and strategic facility.
On the next trip, in November/December 2017, the Workpartners team is planning to complete work on an ablutions block for the male students. In addition to this, the team will spend time together in fellowship and in Bible studies, and also meeting and coming to know some wonderful Christian brothers and sisters. There will be opportunities for free time, and Workpartners will get to know the locals as they work and play alongside them. It will be a challenging trip, but also rewarding.
- Dates: Depart Brisbane Tuesday 21 November, 2017; return Monday December 4, 2017
- Location: Talua Theological Institute, Santo Island, Vanuatu.
- Application deadline: All application forms must be submitted by Tuesday 7 November, 2017.
- Participants book and pay for their own flights, on-ground transport, food, accommodation, passport and medical expenses. For full details see the application form, or call the National Office for more information.
Previous Workpartners team members can download the 201711 Workpartners Short Application Form. People who have not previously participated in Workpartners, or who haven’t participated for several years can download the 201711 Workpartners Long Application Form.
If you are interested in applying for the upcoming trip, please contact Sheryl at the APWM office firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to help you with the application forms.