Chairman of GK Australia and keynote speaker of the day, Mr Andrew Chalk, discussed the essence of GK as “building change within the individual, not just the community,” and the ongoing importance of transforming localities by establishing leaders within them.
Perhaps the most important part of the 2012 GK Harvest was to see the actions of everyone making a difference. There is still some way to go but the momentum of ending poverty for five million poor families by 2024 is gaining traction. Andrew Chalk summarised the general feeling in the room best by stating, “I can’t think of anything else more important in this world.”
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aout Riverbank’ Frank Doolan, who spoke at the Gawad Kalinga Global Summit held at the University of Sydney in October last year. He spoke of his work as an Aboriginal man who has made it his life’s task to reconcile black and white people in Australia. Frank is one of the founders of the Dubbo Men’s Shed, which models practical reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.
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