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The AFFLIP Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday December 9th at the Edinburgh Hotel. It provided a great opportunity to share the achievements of the past year on behalf of the Board and our colleagues in the Philippines. At that meeting, the members accepted the Annual Report and Financial Statement from the Board. We also reluctantly farewelled our treasurer of eight years, John Erskine, and recorded a vote of thanks to him for his outstanding service to the Foundation. Steve Southwood has moved into that position over the past year and is doing a great job.


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Health and Nutrition: DEPED XI

This article outlines the work of AFFLIP and the Flagship Program Health and Nutrition.


Written and published on the Department of Education Region XI facebook page recently, the article outlines progress made by the fifteen Talomo District Schools, Davao City, Mindanao, Southern Philippines.

The Gulayan sa Paaralan was implemented in 2007 and was sustained all throughout the years, but the Health and Nutrition program of AFFLIP (Australian Foundation for Fostering Learning in the Philippines) added unique features all for the benefit of the school children ....... 

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AFFLIP is pleased to welcome new board members

Loch Mitchell, Colin Murray, Tim Ryan, Bruce White, Guy Wilson and Steve Southwood.

Their collective knowledge, skills and experience will be a great asset to AFFLIP and complement the talent of our continuing Board members – Trevor Tiller, Miriam Cocking, Irene Rowe, Max Greenwood, Jeanette Emery, Tim Jackson, Pat Maloney, and Yvonne Zeegers who has taken on the role of Secretary.

Retiring Board members Lyn Wilkinson (9 years), Roger Saunders (8 years), Susan Boucher (7 years) and Mario Trinidad (3 years) will continue to provide support just not as Board Members.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Foundation for Fostering Learning in the Philippines Inc. (AFFLIP) will be held at The Edinburgh Hotel and Cellars, 7 High Street, Mitcham SA on Thursday 9 December, 2021 commencing at 5.30 p.m.


$20,000 donated to AFFLIP's PD Literacy Flagship Program

AFFLIP has received a $20,000 grant from the Magic Libraries Foundation based in Geneva to kick start the implementation of The Guided Reading strategy. 

AFFLIP aims to help teachers from K to Grade 6 to provide reading experiences which ensure that all children have the attitudes, information and strategies that will help them to read a range of texts successfully. This involves the provision of leveled reading materials as books and laminated passages.



10 Year Celebratory Dinner

The AFFLIP 10 Year Anniversary Dinner will be held at The National Wine Centre, corner of Hackney Road and North Terrace Adelaide on Friday 11th February 2022. 


The NWC's unique surroundings, nestled in the heart of the Botanic Gardens make it the perfect location for such a celebration.

Guy Wilson and the Events Committee comprising Tim Ryan, Steve Southwood and Pat Maloney, have been very busy with the planning for the dinner and we sincerely hope that you can join us to mark this significant milestone.


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Fundraising dinner a huge success

The major AFFLIP fundraiser for this year was held on Friday 12th February with 161 AFFLIP members and guests gathered at the Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens to raise funds to support the Foundation's flagship programs.  We were delighted with the outstanding attendance given the uncertainties of these COVID times and in fact there were a further five guests who could not attend at the last minute given the imposition of travel restrictions.

Photo:  AFFLIP Patron Greg Crafter with Mario and Julie Trinidad at this years fundraising dinner.