I was originally drawn to Rahamim because of my fascination for ecology and social justice, and Rahamim is the perfect amalgamation of both!

Interning here has been an incredibly dynamic, creative, and enlightening experience so I’ve had no hesitation to continue into my fourth month. I’ve been fortunate to work alongside the education team to assist in developing and facilitating workshops. I’ve engaged with diverse communities including refugee and asylum seekers, people with disability, and women and children.

A highlight has been co-facilitating school workshops such as Earth Day at Academy of Mary Immaculate and Seeds of Justice. Collaborating with young people, particularly young women, has been exceptional in generating awareness and action to protect our Common Home. These workshops foster connectivity, empowerment, and inspiration.

I’ve also been undertaking a Permaculture Design Certificate to develop my understanding of regenerative land management. This has complemented my position as groundskeeper as I can apply these practices to the Rahamim property.

More so, I’ve had the opportunity to be mentored in facilitation and am eager to explore this skillset. I will be attending the Australasian Facilitators Network (AFN) Conference held in Brisbane and as an emerging facilitator and leader, I am privileged to receive scholarship funding by the Central West Facilitators Network. I am also looking forward to the Australasian Mercy Secondary Schools Association (AMSSA) Teachers Conference in Sydney in August to liaise with the wider Mercy network.

As my spirit is nurtured by the beauty of nature, I am dedicated to healing and protecting our Earth’s abundant communities. I have found my experience at Rahamim to be most fulfilling and it’s a delight to work with the team each day. I’ve been fortunate to extend my time at Rahamim as there’s still more that I can learn and achieve.