On Saturday 27 August, raize the roof is hosting its fifth Gala Ball at QT Hotel, Canberra.

Stay up late with raize the roof for an enchanted evening with host Amanda Whitley from Her Canberra.  The fifth raize the roof Gala ball is a gathering of Canberrans who are changing the world and supporting kids a little less lucky. Among the glitz and glamour, be entertained and inspired with amazing speakers and uplifting performances including Sebastian Terry (, Amber Nichols (The Voice), Minh Ha, Big Boss Groove and more.

You will have the opportunity to make a real difference through an auction or raffle on the night. Early bird tickets are available until 30 June and all tickets include drinks and canapés on arrival, a five hour drinks package, three course meal and entertainment. Tables seat 10 guests, but individuals can purchase tickets too!



We are very proud to have SHL Development on board as a Gold Sponsor for the raize the roof Gala Ball. Find out more information here:

We would also like to welcome the Club group as a major sponsor of the event. Find out more information here:



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World Refugee Day – 20 June 2010

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Scrolling through some docos relating to Refugees and found this inspiring little video depicting a little walk in the lives of those living in a Refugee Camp in Darfur.

It’s a quickie, but a goodie!

Happy Refugee Day to all those around the world…

If you really want to get a hands on experience of what being a refugee might look like, check out the Refugee Realties which is a combined exhibition and simulation exercise that allows people to walk in the shoes of a refugee, and experience the realities of a refugee’s journey.

The Refugee Realities simulation exercise enrols people as inhabitants of an unnamed country from which they must flee. After travelling though dangers, they must cross an international border and learn how to live in a refugee camp. The simulation concludes with a debrief and discussion about what participants learnt, and what all Australians can do to support refugee and universal human rights, both at home and around the world.

For more info head to the Oxfam Website

Botswana ranked Africa’s most peaceful country

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The newly released 2010 Global Peace Index (GPI) has once ranked Botswana as one of the world’s most peaceful countries, as well as the most peaceful country in Africa with an improved overall ranking.

Botswana’s worldwide ranking in the 2010 Index was 33 out of the 149 countries measured in the survey, placing it just behind Singapore, France and the UK and otherwise well ahead of most European countries as well as the United States (85).

Since 2008 Botswana’s score has steadily improved, resulting in its moving up seven places in the overall international rankings.

According to the survey’s authors “in a region least at peace Botswana fare best” further noting that its high global position was a result of minimal militarization, and freedom from internal conflicts as well as “low scores for most measures of safety and security [that] point to a relatively harmonious society”.

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