2011: It was wonderful for Dr Martin to be able to spend time in Australia last month. It was a very fruitful visit and she met some very inspiring individuals and many new Asha supporters.
Hon Alex Chernov, Governor of Victoria and his wife Mrs Elizabeth Chernov hosted a luncheon at Government House, Melbourne in honour of Dr Kiran Martin.
Dr Martin with the Most Revd Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne and the Right Revd Philip Huggins, Bishop of the Northern and Western Region of the Anglican Dioceses of Melbourne. Dr Martin was the guest speaker at the Eucharist at the Opening of the Second Session of the 50th Synod, for the Diocese of Melbourne Anglican Church of Australia.
(L-R) Ms Prarthna Dayal, Prof Graham Brown, Dr Kiran Martin, Dr Peter Deutschmann and Dr Martha Morrow on the occasion of the publication of ‘Asha: Hope and Transformation in the Slums of Delhi’, a detailed research study about Asha’s model and methods in urban community development, a project undertaken with the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne and Australia India Institute.
We would like to thank the Australian Community for their warmth and hospitality during this visit. In particular we would like to thank the Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne University and the Australian High Commission in Delhi for all the efforts they made in organising this trip.