Letter to the Editor written by Yolonde to address issues faced by the residents of Cairns Villa and Leisure Park
Cairns Local News article about the NAIDOC 2020 event, which was hosted by the Women’s Yarning Place, and held at the Cairns Villa and Leisure Park. This event received an incredible amount of community support and it is hoped that this will become an annual event.
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The Wheels of Wellness Mobile Outreach Van was unveiled in the Cairns Community. Founded by Dr. Amanda Roberts from the Stratford Medical Centre, Wheels of Wellness and Empowering Women Empowering Communities have a close relationship. As a member of the WOW Board of Directors, Yolonde is proud to be a part of such a wonderful initiative to help the most vulnerable in the community.
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Oasis Magazine highlights the power of partnerships with community to the success story of the Women’s Yarning Place.Download
Our lovely Doomadgee ladies are off to LA!!! They will be attending a screening of A Woman’s Calling at an international film festival Through My Eyes. This will be the trip of lifetime for the girls to experience the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and help put Doomadgee on the map.Download
An interview with the lovely Sarah from Sarah’s Spot on 4CA Radio about Empowering Women Empowering Communities.
An ABC News article about the Doomadgee Potters Studio and the impact of the workshops being held in the Doomadgee community
As we enter into a new year, I take some time to reflect on some of the incredible happenings in 2019. From the opening of the Women’s Yarning Place, to the opening of the Potters Studio in Doomadgee.Download
The Cairns post reported on the opening of the Women’s Yarning Place.Download
Yolonde writes about the opening of Sigabaduru Women’s Centre, which will assist birthing women families in the South Fly District of Papua New Guinnea.
Yolonde speaks with Black Star Radio presenter Greg Reid about the origins of the Moon Sick Care Bag Project in Doomadgee and how far the ladies have come, culminating in the screening this week of the short documentary A Woman’s Calling.
Thanks to the Cairns Post for this short piece on the screening of A Woman’s Calling.Download
Make sure you tune in to NITV on 25th September for the screening of ‘A Woman’s Calling’, which tells the story of the Doomadgee ladies’ commitment to helping their less-fortunate sisters in PNG through the Moon Sick Care Bag Project.Download
In the Surf Coast Times, Australian Kokoda Tours will provide 200 Moon Sick Care Bags to women and girls living along the Kokoda Track, while supporting the Australian Aboriginal women who make the bags through the Empowering Women Empowering Communities initiative.Download
A great article in the Geelong Advertiser explains how Mick O’Malley’s Australian Kokoda Tours is supporting Empowering Women Empowering Communities’ Moon Sick Care Bag project in remote Papua New Guinea.Download
Who could turn down an invitation to be the ‘cover girl’ for the May edition of Oasis Magazine Cairns?!Download
Yolonde is profiled in a ‘Mums on a Mission‘ feature in the May edition of Pakmag Cairns, speaking about her work on – and vision for – the Moon Sick Care Bag Project.Download
PNG newspaper ‘The National’ features the Moon Sick Care Bag Project, outlining how Cairns-based Kokoda trekking company Getaway Trekking is helping support menstrual hygiene for women in remote areas of PNG.Download
‘Championing the needs of women in remote areas’ is how Breakfast Show host Murray Jones describes Yolonde’s work… click here to listen on the 4CA website or download below.
The Torres News helps to spread the word about Yolonde’s Deadly FLASH MOB youth engagement program on Thursday Island.Download
FROM special effects movie makeup to face painting, musical performances and fantasy photos, upcoming workshops will give local youth the chance to learn new skills, have fun and maybe even earn some money in the future.Download
The Cairns Post covers the partnership between Yolonde Entsch and Sue Fitcher and how the Moon Sick Care Bag project is benefiting women in remote Queensland, and further afield in Papua New Guinea.Download
The national Indigenous newspaper ‘The Koori Mail’ highlights the success of the Moon Sick Care Bag Project in Doomadgee.Download
A home-grown partnership between two Cairns businesswomen is providing Aboriginal women with income-generating opportunities while improving the education, health and wellbeing of girls and women in PNG.Download
Yolonde welcomed the opportunity to speak at the AIR Cairns December meeting, updating members on her activities to empower and engage women and communities in Australia and PNG.Download
The PNG Air inflight magazine takes a close look at the YWAM Glasses Drive led by Yolonde Entsch in its December issue.Download
A short video overview of how the Moon Sick Care Bag project has been life-changing for women such as Veronica Walden who live in the remote Queensland community of Doomadgee.Watch
TWO Doomadgee women have returned from a visit to extremely disadvantaged villages in PNG with a renewed focus on helping women and girls to manage menstruation with dignity and confidence.Download
Yolonde Entsch took two Doomadgee women to Brisbane where their work on the Moon Sick Care Bags project in conjuction with My Pathway was highlighted at the launch of Global Citizen’s #SheIsEqual campaign.Download
Yolonde Entsch and Cathy Zeiger discuss their work helping women in disadvantaged communities before headlining the launch of Global Citizen’s #SheIsEqual campaign.
Rodney Coutts takes an in-depth look at ‘the life and times of Yolonde Entsch’ for the Saturday Morning Interlude Program.
A fantastic outcome with some of the 3500-plus prescription glasses and sunglasses donated by Far Northerners handed over to the YWAM Medical Ship today.Download
A great chat with 4CA Breakfast Host Murray Jones at the mid-way point of the YWAM Glasses Drive.
More than 2200 pairs of unwanted sunglasses and prescription glasses have been donated already for the YWAM Glasses Drive… please help us achieve our target of 5000!Download
Listen to Yolonde Entsch and Veronica Walden share their story of how the Moon Sick Care Bags came to be with ABC North West Queensland.
Yolonde Entsch and My Pathway CEO Paul Synnott share the amazing story of how the women of Doomadgee have embraced the Moon Sick Care Bag project.
A group of hardworking Doomadgee women have embraced making ‘Moon Sick Care Bags’ which are helping young girls and women in Papua New Guinea to stay in school.Download
Rescue Swags are literally saving lives in Australia. Yolonde was very grateful to meet the founder, the amazing Tracey Beikoff, as the pair saw an opportunity to adapt the swag into a Birthing Kit which Yolonde distributed in PNG through her work with the RRRC.Watch
Interview on the launch of the YWAM Glasses Drive with Yolonde Entsch, Cairns Community Ambassador for YWAM Medical Ships, and Morgan Elliston, Cairns Youth Ambassador.
YWAM Medical Ships’ Cairns Community Ambassador, Yolonde Entsch, has launched a campaign to collect 5000 pairs of unwanted prescription glasses and sunglasses from Far Northerners.Download
Northern Australia shipping company Sea Swift has teamed up with local organisation RRRC Connect to help donate 52 Rescue Swags to help a poverty-stricken region in Papua New Guinea (PNG).Download
A Papua New Guinea ranger program has been showcased for the United Nations in New York by Cairns program representatives … the ranger program has been running in PNG since 2013 …Download
A Linen Drive headed by Yolonde Entsch with the support of RRRC Connect, Cairns Soroptimists, Sea Swift and the Cairns community was a major success.Download
“Celebrating women and femininity and the tools we bring to the table … We women represent half of humanity and until we step up and represent half of decision making, I don’t believe we can achieve peace and harmony.”
Yolonde Entsch and Gay Muller have an in-depth chat with Mary Hikimet, presenter of the PNG Women’s Program, about their experiences volunteering aboard the YWAM Medical Ship in remote areas of Papua New Guinea and the genesis of the Moon Sick Care Bag initiative. (Note: interview starts at 18 min 13 sec)
The ABC Far North takes a look at Yolonde’s hugely successful Linen Drive held in 2016 to benefit extremely disadvantaged villagers living in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. Click here to read more!
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