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the chance to experience life in the
Sydney community and overseas. The
Fellowship requires an initial twelve
months commitment to L'A r c h e in
Sydney. Training will be offered during
this time. This is followed by a three-
month overseas placement, after which
the Fellowship holder is invited to
spend another three months in the
Sydney community. Therefore in total an
18-month commitment is required.
The Fellowship includes :
L'A rc he training and formation
(may include travel to different par ts
of Austr alia)
Free board and lodging for the
duration of the Fellowship
Training expenses covered while
under taking Cer t III in Disabilities
$500 expenses per month during the
Over seas travel : if you achieve the
aims of the Fellowship, L'A r c h e will assist
you in finding an overseas placement.
Flights will be paid for and board and
lodging overseas will be met by the local
L'A r c h e community. The Fellowship also
covers travel/health insur ance for up to
three months and a stipend of $2000 for
a 3-month period.
As one current member of the Sydney
community said, “A place where you
come as you are – that’s L’Arche.”
The journey of a lifetime begins with
one small step. Take that step now and
change someone's life !
To learn more or to apply for the
Fellowship, please visit larche.org.au /
P Krishnee 9787 8132 or Kumar 0411
401 690. To contact the local L’A rche
community, please visit larche.org.au /
Kumar Rasiah is Chairperson of the Board of
L’Arche, Sydney. The community is about to
launch a unique Fellowship program and is
seeking interested applicants.
In 1964 in Fr ance, Jean Vanier, distressed
by the isolation and loneliness of local
people with intellec tual disability, invited
two men from an institution to live with
himin a small cottage. He calleditL'Arche
(The Ark) and so the idea was born. The
organisation has spread throughout the
It has been said that in a world where
competition, power and possessions
are valued more than people, L'A rche
has created an environment of care,
understanding, inclusion and belonging for
L'Arche speaks of what it means to
become fully human, where each person's
contribution is valued. L'A rche offers a
community model of living, which means
that the entire community shares a
communal life. Community and faith
inspire L'Arche carers to be open to
people’s differing intellectual capacities.
As Jean Vanier has said, “...the person
with an intellectual disability teaches us
the way of trust, of simplicity, of love and
In this contex t it is ver y exciting for
L'Arche to announce theL’Arche Australia
Fellowship. We are seeking to at tract
more Australians to live within the
Sydney community. This oppor tunity
offers the chance of living within a L’A r c h e
house, experiencing the context of Jesus'
teaching of striving to live a simple life
and suppor ting people with intellectual
disability. Each house in Sydney L'A r c h e
has 3-4 core members (people with a
disability) and 3-4 assistants to suppor t
The Fellowship holder would gain
L'ARCHE: COME AS YOU ARE
Members of the L'Arche Sydney community, Anthony, Hugh, Janine and Katie.
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