A Bittersweet Moment

It is with great sadness that we announce that The Road Less Travelled (TRLT) project and blog has come to an end, after five years.

The great news is that the impact of the project on communities in both Ethiopia and Kenya has been vast, and all those involved in the project have learnt a great deal that they will be able to take into their future work.

As such, we have decided that we will no longer be in a position to update or moderate this blog. We will, however, keep it published for the foreseeable future as an archived source of knowledge and learning.

We are also in the process of completing our final evaluations and reports around The Road Less Travelled project, and these will be made available online through the Anglican Overseas Aid (AOA) website.

In the meantime, there is a special edition newsletter that has been posted to the AOA website which contains a piece from our very own Phillip Walker.

AOA is working with the Nossal Institute for Global Health to build on significant gains in maternal and child health among Maasai communities in northern Kenya.

AOA continues to explore other opportunities to take forward the effective work of TRLT in Kenya and Ethiopia.

We would like to thank you for all your support of and interest in The Road Less Travelled project since its inception in 2011. The project has improved the lives of many people across Ethiopia and Kenya, and this has been in no small way due to your significant support.


Go Bare on September 14

Go Bare on September 14 and help raise awareness for the millions of women and girls in Africa who are going without the basics.

For those born into a life of extreme poverty, basic essentials such as health care and education are too often out of reach. Many women in developing communities lack the rights to make decisions about their own bodies and lives.

Go Bare is an initiative of CARE Australia and Marie Stopes International Australia, supported by AusAID.  It recognises the importance of basic choice and highlights the work being done to reduce poverty as part of the Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme.

This Friday, we encourage you to join the movement: pare back on the excess, spend your day makeup free, or leave your jewellery at home. Put aside those everyday luxuries you can live without. Invite your friends, family and colleagues to do the same, by letting them know why it’s important to you.

By getting back to the basics, you’ll be helping to shine a spotlight on the access inequalities that are a daily reality for women and girls in Africa.

What bare essentials will you go without?

To get involved, please visit gobare.org.au.