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Making #GoodChange for the World
Protecting the rights and wellbeing of children is at the heart of what we do, while strengthening the families and communities they live in.
Making #GoodChange for the World
Making #GoodChange for the World

Who We Are

Good Neighbours Australia is an Australian non-profit that is part of Good Neighbors, an international humanitarian organisation founded in South Korea in 1991. Good Neighbours has a General Consultative Status from the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC). 

We aim to implement projects that promote and protect children’s rights in line with the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Moreover, we strengthen global partnerships and advocate for human rights in a respectful and effective way, empowering people to achieve self-reliance.

Mission

Good Neighbours exists to make the world a place without hunger, where people live together in harmony. 

Good Neighbours respects the human rights of our neighbours suffering from poverty, disasters and oppression, helps them to achieve self-reliance and enables them to rebuild hope.

Core Values

  • Will work anywhere, irrespective of race, religion, or gender
  • Prioritise the rights of children
  • Promote self-sustainability of individuals, families, and communities
  • Organise local volunteers to join in the development of their communities
  • Encourage people to partner and participate with us as donors
  • Work in cooperation with the communities we serve
  • Maintain professional accountability by being transparent in our reports 
  • Our mandate is guided by the principles of inclusivity, respect, and dignity.

    Through our programs and initiatives, we seek to foster social cohesion, community engagement, and self-reliance. We recognise the importance of building strong networks and collaborations among individuals, communities, and other partners.

    By facilitating these connections, we aim to create a supportive ecosystem that enables communities to thrive and overcome the challenges they face.

    Where We Work

    Africa

    Cameroon | Chad | Ethiopia | Ghana | Kenya | Malawi | Madagascar | Mozambique | Niger | South Sudan | Rwanda | Tanzania | Uganda | Zambia

    Asia Pacific

    Australia | Afghanistan | Bangladesh | Cambodia | China | India | Indonesia | Japan | Jordan | Kyrgyz Republic | Laos | Mongolia | Myanmar | Nepal | Pakistan | Philippines | South Korea | Sri Lanka | Thailand | Taiwan | Tajikistan | Uzbekistan | Vietnam

    Europe

    United Kingdom | Switzerland

    Latin America

    Chile | Dominican Republic | El Salvador | Guatemala | Haiti | Mexico | Nicaragua | Paraguay

    North America

    Canada | United States

    Global Office

    Global Partnership Centre (USA, S. Korea)
    Global Capacity Development Centre (Thailand)
    International Cooperation Office (Switzerland)
    Global Impact Foundation (S. Korea)

    Annual Reports

    2022 Annual Report

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    2021 Annual Report

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    2020 Annual Report

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    2019 Annual Report

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    2018 Annual Report

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    2017 Annual Report

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    Board of Directors

    Jennifer joined the Board in 2019. As an experienced accountant (CPA Australia) Jennifer brings high-level financial skills to the Board, including specialist tax expertise. Her background includes periods working in the UK, NZ and Australia gaining extensive experience working in the education sector, corporates and not-for-profit organisations. She also spent some time living in Malawi.

    Jennifer Russell

    Chair / Treasurer

    Sunhee joined the Board in 2018. As a pastor of a Korean Church in Penrith she provides extensive support to multicultural communities in her area. Having qualifications in social work, Sunhee has significant experience in delivering youth services and community development work.

    Sunhee Hwang

    Vice Chair

    Hyosil joined the Board in 2018, bringing with her a Masters of International Development, with a Major in Global Governance. Having worked for Good Neighbours in Korea, USA and Australia for 13 years, she’s a fundraising specialist with extensive international experience. She’s visited over 20 countries, including a stint living in Sri Lanka where she gained first-hand experience in delivering international development projects.

    Hyosil (Sylvia) Lee

    Secretary / Executive Director

    Our Approach