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9 Jul, 2019

Opening of the Agricultural Hub in Hako, Bougainville

2019-07-11T14:36:08+10:00Jul 9th, 2019|

On June 15, over one hundred people attended the opening of the Agricultural Hub building in Hako. The Bougainville Minister for Economic Development, the Hon Robert Tsika Tulsa, and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade representative Mr Jeffrey Kop, both spoke inspirationally at the event. They joined the women of the collective, village chiefs, […]

12 Jun, 2019

Meet Mr Le Van Khe a participant in the PiCCA and H4H chicken-raising project

2019-06-14T16:36:52+10:00Jun 12th, 2019|

Mr Le Van Khe is a participant in the PiCCA and Hearts for Hue chicken raising project in Vinh Phu,Vietnam.  The project aims to improve the quality of life and livelihood opportunities for people with disabilities through a program developing chicken raising.


Mr Le Van Khe (66 years old) […]

29 May, 2019

New project in Bangladesh

2019-06-08T14:36:19+10:00May 29th, 2019|

Picca is embarking on a new project in Kamrangirchor, Dhaka in partnership with Symbiosis Foundation (SF). Kamrangirchor is a 5.5 square kilometre island over the river Buriganga, where 1.2 million people live in slum-like conditions and earn little in spite of hard physical work.

PiCCA will partner with SF to enable health, dental and eye clinics […]

25 Apr, 2019

Update from chicken-raising project in Vinh Phu, Vietnam

2019-04-28T09:20:45+10:00Apr 25th, 2019|

Vietnam project Improving Living Quality for People with Disability by Chicken Raising has made wonderful progress. With the assistance of our partner, Hearts 4 Hue, the participating families have built their chicken shelters. 2,000 chicks were distributed to 50 families in September 2018 and 2,500 chicks were distributed in December 2018. All chickens have been […]

31 Mar, 2019

Update from Boungainville Australian Aid/PiCCA project

2019-04-21T15:00:19+10:00Mar 31st, 2019|

PiCCA was awarded an Australian Aid Friendship Grant to work with the Hako Women’s Collective (HWC) to deliver an Agricultural Hub and Training Activity in the north of Buka Island in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. Training in contemporary agricultural methods is well underway. Women, people with a disability and younger people are participating – […]

15 Feb, 2019

Meet our members: Terry Parker

2019-03-25T16:16:05+10:00Feb 15th, 2019|

I’ve been part of PiCCA since it started in early 2015. I think PICCA’s approach to sustainable community development provides a genuine opportunity for meaningful projects that address real needs. All of my career has been focussed on local government. I’ve worked in Australia, southern Africa and the Pacific in roles that are about facilitating and […]

10 Jan, 2019

PiCCA member Mary Denver visits Vietnam project

2019-01-29T10:49:52+10:00Jan 10th, 2019|

Mary Denver, PICCA member since February 2015, recently visited our chicken-raising project in Vinh Phu, Central Vietnam, and met our Vietnam partners, Hearts for Hue (H4H). Here are some of her personal reflections.For more on this project see https://picca.org.au/what-we-do/

On my way

As I fly out of Brisbane on Christmas Eve, I have time […]

4 Dec, 2018

PiCCA awarded Australian Aid grant for Bougainville project

2018-12-04T17:00:54+10:00Dec 4th, 2018|

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is funding PiCCA and the Hako Women’s Collective in Bougainville to establish an agricultural program, providing reliable and nutritious food for vulnerable people.

HWC President, Mrs Dorcas Gano said “We are seeing food shortages, poor nutrition and malnourishment as the population grows and our traditional methods of farming are […]