Kalbarri Rebuild Fundraising Update

Kalbarri Rebuild Fundraising Update

The Kalbarri Rebuild Fund was launched on Tuesday 13 April 2021, with the aim to raise funds to support Kalbarri locals in the rebuilding of homes destroyed...

Let’s Toast to a Better World

Let’s Toast to a Better World

What if there was a way that you could make the world a better place by simply doing something as fun as enjoying a glass of wine? It sounds too good to be...

Kong Dee’s Success Story

Kong Dee’s Success Story

What are the chances for a stateless boy living as a refugee in a small village in the Thai/Burma region to realise his dream and travel overseas? The...

Education is the Key to Freedom

Education is the Key to Freedom

As the great inventor, George Washington Carver once said, “Education is the key to  unlock the golden door of freedom.” This quote paints a vivid picture of...

Echo International Aid: How it All Began

Echo International Aid: How it All Began

It has been a while since we updated our blog, and for that, we apologise. A lot has been going on but we remain on track, and our mission to help remains the...

Baby Star makes a full recovery!

Baby Star makes a full recovery!

We have some wonderful news! Baby Star has made a full recovery! Her family are absolutely over the moon and immensely grateful. Last year when we met baby...

Kathmandu School Latest Update

Kathmandu School Latest Update

EDUC-Nepal is a school in Kathmandu that provides a free education to underprivileged children from the Basundhara squatters’ area who would not otherwise...

Citizenship support update

Citizenship support update

Our Citizenship Support Program is assisting displaced persons become permanent citizens. We have an exciting announcement direct from the border of Thailand...

Kathmandu School Update

Kathmandu School Update

A long-overdue EDUC-Nepal building update: Lessons in frustration, patience and kindness! Over Summer I travelled back to Kathmandu, staying with my beautiful...

Helping Nong Joh

Helping Nong Joh

Nong Joh who was living with his grandparents who have now passed away. Echo International Aid is assisting him every month with money for basic living...

The story of Nong Jen

The story of Nong Jen

We first met Nong Jen in Sangklaburi in 2014, she lives with her mother and father in a small run down bamboo house on borrowed land not so far from the town....

Video blog: Field trip to the border

Video blog: Field trip to the border

Fred and Jeremi took a field trip to the Thai/Burma border this month, to check on the progress of projects in the area. On the agenda was having a look at...

Welcome Echo’s newest board member.

Welcome Echo’s newest board member.

Say hello to Echo’s newest board member!  Echo International Aid would like to welcome its newest board member, Emma McDonald. Emma is a Masters of Teaching...

In this podcast our co-founder Jeremi’s has another chat on JOY with David and Sue about how the Echo organisation works with displaced refugees on the...

In this podcast on JOY94.9, Gazman speaks to Ryan Stevens, one of the founders of Echo International Aid and event organiser of the annual Pop up bar...

Join our event live on Snapchat

Join our event live on Snapchat

If you can't join us in person at our very first Annual Appeal Pop Up Bar at the Old Melbourne Gaol on Friday 22nd July, you can get to know us better on...

Aid gives refugees a fresh start

Aid gives refugees a fresh start

Jeremi recently caught up with Belinda Mackowski and spoke about his work with Echo International Aid and his passion to help refugees. "It has now been two...

Party for a Cause in Melbourne

Party for a Cause in Melbourne

Echo International Aid is set to host a Pop up bar at the Old Melbourne Gaol on Friday 22nd July 2016 to raise funds for Echo’s 2016 annual appeal. The...

Echo International Aid Annual Appeal

Echo International Aid Annual Appeal

This week we have launched the organisation’s first annual appeal. We are seeking to raise funds for urgent projects that will support Karen, Burmese refugees...

Meet The Genesis Network

Meet The Genesis Network

In mid March this year, I took a quick trip to Sangkhlaburi on the border of Thailand and Burma. It was to be the first face to face meeting with Adam...

The greatest gift

The greatest gift

As a parent you want to empower your kids to make change, to be kind and considerate, grateful and generous. Doing the Rice Drop in Sangkhlaburi was the...

Food drops, fund through Echo or DIY

Food drops, fund through Echo or DIY

Before one of the trips to our focus area on the Thai/Burma border I was approached by one of my work colleagues about facilitating a food drop which she...

Echo International have teamed up with Asian Pop Radio to build awareness in Australia. In this podcast, the host of Asian Pop Radio J-Jon, speaks to the...

We are Echo International

We are Echo International

Find out what bought us to the Sangkhlaburi District in Northern Thailand where over half of the population is made up of ethnic groups displaced from nearby...

School supplies for Tee Lai Pha

School supplies for Tee Lai Pha

The village of Tee Lai Pha is one the furthermost villages from Sangklaburi next to the Thai/Burma border. A new school building was funded by Genesis Network...

Who is Kong Dee?

Who is Kong Dee?

Kong Dee is a 19 year old living in Sangklhaburi on the western border of Thailand. He was born in the Karen village Goh Mon Tha and is of Karen ethnicity. He...

The trip that changed it all

The trip that changed it all

After a couple of directionless months in Thailand it was meeting Davee from Kid Launch that changed everything. After many hours searching the internet for...

Arriving in Sangkhlaburi

Arriving in Sangkhlaburi

I had successfully gathered my essential supplies (thongs, a bag & mozzie repellent) and I was jungle bound baby! I caught the next available mini-van,...

Landing in Bangkok

Landing in Bangkok

I was two thirds of the way through my "trip of a life time". I had been sleeping on couches, floors, and the occasional hotel bed for the past 8 months. I...