About Global Grassroots Connections
Global Grassroots Connections is an organisation informed by the principles of Human Rights, Ecological responsibility and a progressive interpretation of the teachings of Jesus relevant to the 21st century in the tradition of such figures as St Francis of Assisi. An immersion program within a Majority World context extends typically over a 10 to 12 day period and consists of the following core elements:
Global Grassroots Connections is a widespread network of educators and returned overseas ministry workers, each with extensive experience in Majority World locations.
The network coordinator, Damian Nelson, has over 20 years experience in Catholic Secondary Education that includes experience in Leadership positions. Damian also has over 15 years experience developing and implementing immersion programs for secondary schools and adult groups across Australia, in his role as an educator in school contexts, as an immersion programs coordinator for the Xavier Province Edmund Rice Education Directorate (2000 – 2003) and for Catholic Mission (2005 – 2010).
In 2004 Damian volunteered in East Timor with Communidade Edmund Rice and is intimately familiar with Papua New Guinea.
Others in the network are intimately familiar with many locations across Asia, the Pacific rim, parts of Africa and South America.