Lifestart Volunteers


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December 21st 2007
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Lifestart helpers...


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RMIT UNIVERSITY VOLUNTEERSRMIT UNIVERSITY VOLUNTEERS
RMIT UNIVERSITY VOLUNTEERS

Dr. Esther Charlesworth and the volunteer students from RMIT Melbourne. Pictured during their project visit to Hoi An in June, 2007. This dedicated team of students worked on their designs into the wee small hours of the morning, such was their enthusiasm and dedication to the project.
RMIT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AUSTRALIARMIT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AUSTRALIA
RMIT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AUSTRALIA

The students put in extremely long working days in order to complete their design tasks. The very beautiful Liferesort, in Hoi An kindly donated their conference room for the students to work in 24/7.
MARELYN MCDONALD  AUSTRALIAMARELYN MCDONALD  AUSTRALIA
MARELYN MCDONALD AUSTRALIA

Marelyn is a tireless volunteer for Lifestart Foundation in both Australia and Vietnam. She is pictured here setting up the Lifestart Foundation Free School.
RICHARD TREGEAR AUSTRALIARICHARD TREGEAR AUSTRALIA
RICHARD TREGEAR AUSTRALIA

Richard is a senior outreach worker in Australia with strong links to Vietnam. He has volunteered for Lifestart Foundation in Vietnam and is also a great mentor and advisor to Karen.
MULTI- SKILLED RICHARDMULTI- SKILLED RICHARD
MULTI- SKILLED RICHARD

Richard and his family donated all of the plants and trees at the Lifestart Foundation Free School. Not only did Richard fly over to Vietnam to supervise the planting but he also had a serious chat to the plants about not dying.....it must have worked as they all miraculously survived the recent floods!
FATHER PETER HANSEN AUSTRALIAFATHER PETER HANSEN AUSTRALIA
FATHER PETER HANSEN AUSTRALIA

Karen and Father Peter Hansen pictured taking a break in Hue City. Father Peter Hansen is another wonderful advisor and mentor to Karen. They both share a deep love of Vietnam and the Vietnamese people.
SANDRA RUSSELL AUSTRALIASANDRA RUSSELL AUSTRALIA
SANDRA RUSSELL AUSTRALIA

Sandra is another indispensible volunteer who does all of the Lifestart book keeping. Her behind the scenes work load is enormous.
SHERRY BERGER   USASHERRY BERGER   USA
SHERRY BERGER USA

Sherry from Philadelphia, USA volunteers at the Lifestart Foundation Free School, weaving her artistic magic over all those who are lucky enough to be in her class. Sherry also helps enormously with getting the blogs out to all of our Lifestart supporters.
RACHEL EVERSON-CRANE   UKRACHEL EVERSON-CRANE   UK
RACHEL EVERSON-CRANE UK

Rachel from the UK has helped get some of this years blogs out to you also. Rachel and her family are very actively involved in helping members of our disabled group.
CHRISTOPHER FRANCKE AUSTRALIACHRISTOPHER FRANCKE AUSTRALIA
CHRISTOPHER FRANCKE AUSTRALIA

Christopher recently held a fundraising event to raise money for Hiep ( a member of our disabled group) to get a three wheeled motorbike. He is a great supporter of Lifestart Foundation.
GHI  QUANG LE VIETNAMGHI  QUANG LE VIETNAM
GHI QUANG LE VIETNAM

Ghi is one of the Lifestart Foundation Jobstart candidates who will come to Australia on a traineeship with Mariana Hardwick in 2008. Ghi is also a volunteer translator for Lifestart Foundation in Vietnam.
CHI AND GHICHI AND GHI
CHI AND GHI

Ghi is pictured with his English tutor Chi in Hoi An. Ghi is spending many extra hours studying English in preparation for his trip to Australia.
THANH THI TRANTHANH THI TRAN
THANH THI TRAN

Thanh is the second Lifestart Foundation Jobstart candidate who will come to Australia on a traineeship with Mariana Hardwick in 2008.. Thanh is also a volunteer translator for Lifestart Foundation in Vietnam. She is pictured here lodging her all important passport application.
THANH AT HOME IN HOI ANTHANH AT HOME IN HOI AN
THANH AT HOME IN HOI AN

Thanh is pictured in her small but cosy room in Hoi An. When Thanh and Ghi come to Australia they will live with Karen in Melbourne.
THANH'S KITCHENTHANH'S KITCHEN
THANH'S KITCHEN

Thanh proudly shows off her little kitchen made from a cardboard box in her room.
LEE  PHAM       A SPECIAL FRIENDLEE  PHAM       A SPECIAL FRIEND
LEE PHAM A SPECIAL FRIEND

Lee Pham is a Buddhist nun, a dear friend and advisor not to mention a great motorbike driver! Lee has spent most of her life in the USA and has now returned to Vietnam to help her people.
DINNER WITH LEEDINNER WITH LEE
DINNER WITH LEE

If you are lucky enough to be invited to Lee's for dinner you are guaranteed of a scrumptious vegetarian dinner.
KAREN AND PETA KAREN AND PETA
KAREN AND PETA

Peta is a volunteer from Ballarat, Victoria. This picture was taken on her most recent volunteering trip to Hoi An just before she stacked her motorbike! Peta is participating in the Hanoi to Sapa fundraising bicycle ride in November 2008.
Dr. LE VAN QUY  HUE-VIETNAMDr. LE VAN QUY  HUE-VIETNAM
Dr. LE VAN QUY HUE-VIETNAM

Quy volunteers for Lifestart each trip. He travels from Hue to Hoi An and advises on medical problems.
JULIE HEWSTONE  UKJULIE HEWSTONE  UK
JULIE HEWSTONE UK

Julie pictured in between Thanh and Karen volunteered teaching English. She was in Vietnam during the typhoon so her volunteering for Lifestart took on an extra fifty hats at that time.
JAC BOYLE AUSTRALIAJAC BOYLE AUSTRALIA
JAC BOYLE AUSTRALIA

Jac volunteered teaching English to our Lifestart students.


1st February 2013
CHRISTOPHER FRANCKE AUSTRALIA

Good luck Hiep for all your friends in Melbourne!
Keep growing those herbs!!!

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