Another way in which TEAR Australia supports our international partners is through the placement of voluntary fieldworkers from Australia.
Occasionally, TEAR's international partners need employees with skills that cannot be found locally. Through TEAR's Fieldworker Program, TEAR facilitates the placement of suitably qualified volunteers, including families, couples and single Australians, to work under the direction and supervision of our international partners.
CB Samuel was formerly director of EFICOR, one of TEAR's long standing partners in India. CB currently receives support from TEAR Australia for his continuing work as a leader, educator and advocate for social action in the Indian Christian community. He is involved in building capacity for wholistic mission and leadership enhancement and development throughout India and Asia.
CB is an Associate Fieldworker. TEAR Australia provides support, prayer and encouragement, as well as financial support for his work.
Dean and Amanda with their two children (4 & 12) live and work in North India with TEAR partner EHA. Their work is in ''Children at Risk' which includes human trafficking prevention, and child protection work. They are fully endorsed by TEAR and raise their own funds to do this work. "We feel so privileged to be involved in this work and to be alongside some incredible locals who faithfully work to see transformation in their communities. It is hard for many of us in Australia to imagine the horrors of child trafficking and yet in some of our localities it has been so common. With much of India currently in drought, life in some settings can get very difficult indeed. Please do pray for our teams and their communities"
Terry and Julie Steven along with their 2 boys Daniel and Micah are based in Pokhara, Nepal. Terry is working with International Nepal Fellowship (INF Nepal) as a finance advisor with a particular responsibility for financial management of the community development component of INF's work. INF's community work includes village self-help groups, community based disability rehabilitation, HIV and maternal child health work, as well as the earthquake rehabilitation project in the Gorkha district.
Julie has previously volunteered with INF as a nurse/midwife, but this time is focused on language study, caring for their family, and building relationships in the local community.
The Steven family is supported by INF Australia, with the endorsement of TEAR Australia.
Occasionally, TEAR's international partners need employees with skills that cannot be found locally. Through the fieldworker program, TEAR facilitates the placement of suitably qualified volunteers, including families, couples and single Australians, to work under the direction and supervision of TEAR's international partners.
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