Meeting a Financial Literacy Trainer in Rural Cambodia

Apr 22

Meeting a Financial Literacy Trainer in Rural Cambodia

TPC (Thaneakea Phum Cambodia) is Good Return’s partner there. They are providing financial literacy and livelihood skills training to people in rural villages in Cambodia. Supported by Australian Aid and the Accenture Australia Foundation, the “Learning for a Better Life” project aims to enable community members to improve their financial management and...

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Update: How ConnectEd is Helping Disadvantaged Students in Australia

Apr 19

Update: How ConnectEd is Helping Disadvantaged Students in Australia

Good Return’s parent organisation World Education Australia works with YWCA New South Wales to deliver the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation’s global initiative: ConnectEd. The ConnectEd program provides education and digital skills training opportunities for children and youth in disadvantaged areas; with a focus on reaching young people who are at risk of disengaging,...

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Seini Finau talks financial education

Apr 17

Seini Finau talks financial education

In many ways, Seini Finau is a typical Tongan woman. She makes a living from weaving, and has a radiant golden smile that is both warm and embracing. She is a mother of one, and has adopted other children. It is her goal to be able to support her family and send all of her children to school, which is an aspiration among many Tongan mothers. Last year, she took out...

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Month of Microfinance!

Apr 16

Month of Microfinance!

April is the Month of Microfinance, a worldwide initiative to educate, build awareness and hold fundraising events for client-centred microfinance. It is a grassroots movement run by student organisations to learn about, challenge and evaluate microfinance practices through education and conversation. Objectives include forming a diverse learning community, fostering...

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One weekend down – Life in Iloilo

Apr 07

One weekend down – Life in Iloilo

I’ve successfully survived my first week and weekend in the Philippines! For those of you wondering what I have done this week and, more importantly, what I have spent my first weekend doing, read on. To start off with, I’ve had a crash course on transportation and walking in Iloilo city. That might not sound that exciting, but it is! The most unique experience...

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First impressions: An FSO in Fiji

Apr 04

First impressions: An FSO in Fiji

Bula! My name is Esther, and I have just joined the Good Return team as the Field Support Officer (FSO) for Fiji. I’ll be keeping you updated with my life in Suva and work with Good Return’s Fijian partner organization South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) over the next 12 months. My first lesson about Fiji started before I arrived, when it took 6 weeks...

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