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A student in Tamil Nadu drew his understanding of what is climate change.

QSA projects and climate change

Australian NGOs are playing an increasingly important role in Australia’s climate change action with our developing partners. Addressing poverty and inequality cannot be effective without addressing global climate and environmental impact.

QSA includes assessment on climate and environmental risks in all of its projects.

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Poonga environmental education centre, Chennai

L-R: Joss Brooks, project manager and director, Sarah Kirlew, and Hon Barry O’Farrell. 

Poonga environmental education Centre, Chennai-2

Visit to Poonga with local school students.

Barry O’Farrell and Sarah Kirlew, visit the Poonga environmental education centre in Chennai

On March 18th 2022, The Hon Barry O’Farrell, Australia’s High Commissioner to India and Sarah Kirlew, Australian Consul  General to South India visited the Poonga environmental education centre in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and giving support to Pitchandikulam Bio Resource Centre’s Environmental Education Project. Pitchandikulam Bio Resource Centre is one of QSA’s project partners in Tamil Nadu, with its environmental education and restoration, income generation and support projects funded by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) and QSA.

Photos credit: PBRC

Couple harvesting crops for local market – Cambodia 

Help QSA to support rural communities recover from COVID-19

Many communities are faring worse today than they were a year ago. Even if not directly impacted by COVID-19, they have been affected by disruptions to the markets and systems that support their livelihoods, and often there is insufficient information or healthcare facilities in rural regions. The number of COVID cases and deaths are not being recorded accurately in some countries, making it extremely difficult to contain and prevent the spread.

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Donations to support the work of QSA

If you would like to make a donation to continue the work being done by QSA, this can be done by visiting our Donation Page.

You can donate by cheque, direct deposit, or credit card.

All of our donations are now tax deductible.

Thank you everyone, you will be contributing to the enhanced wellbeing and opportunities within the communities in Australia, Cambodia, India and Uganda where QSA is working.

QSA is proud to be a member of the Church Agencies Network (CAN) which provides another opportunity for close collaboration at many levels, including advocacy, staff training and mentoring. CAN comprises Australian church-based aid and development agencies who are members of ACFID and the National Council of Churches in Australia. Currently the members are Act for Peace; the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); Anglican Board of Mission – Australia Ltd; Anglican Overseas Aid; Australian Lutheran World Service; Caritas Australia; Global Mission Partners; Quaker Service Australia; Salvation Army; Transform Aid, formerly Australian Baptist World Aid; and Uniting World.


You can find CAN info pack here.

Some of QSA’s projects are also funded by Australian Aid via the ANCP funding program from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

QSA has signed onto the Australian Council for International Development Code of Conduct See www.acfid.asn.au for details.

QSA’s policies

If you would like to understand more about QSA’s approach to its development work, this website shows you some details of the various projects currently being supported, and for the theory behind …

QSA’s policies can be found here.

If you have a grievance, complaint or dispute find out about our procedures here.