Sunshine Australia
A Journey of Hope
ABOUT

Sunshine Australia

Sunshine Australia is a small group of volunteers who have supported Judith Wardale in her efforts to give Hope to a small village, Gokunte, in South India.

The village consists of 125 families living in a remote valley on the border of Karnataka and Andrha Pradesh. The people of Gokunte rely on seasonal work for a meagre income. Consequently, they are socially and financially disadvantaged.

The population is comprised of members of Christian, Muslim and Hindu faith groups. In our endeavours to enhance the quality of life for the people of Gokunte, Sunshine Australia does not recognise any form of discrimination due to gender, creed or status.

Sunshine Australia's relies on the generous support of corporate donors and members of the Australian community.  All donations above $2 are tax deductible, due to our partnership with Global Development Group.

In achieving the goals of Sunshine Australia, since 2005,
  •  some 30 families have been enabled to construct their own homes under supervision (a hand up not a hand out)
  • 3 reliable water sources have been established through the drilling of bore wells and provision of water storage tanks
  • construction of an early education and multi purpose centre 'Molly May Centre"
  • focus on empowerment and financial independece for village women through vocational training 'Tailoring,  herd management and education
  • thanks to the generous sponsorship of Akso Nobel, a reliable motor vehicle has been provided for emergency use and other daily requirements
  • construction of an asbestos free extension to the existing "orphanage" MSFS Boys Home, Gokunte



Judith Wardale co-ordinates all fund raising activities and networking in Berwick, Victoria, Australia. 
Building the first Family Home - "All hands on deck"
Water bore - 'Water for Life'
Sunshine Australia gratefully acknowledges the generousity of: 

Callum Browning
the gift of our Logo

Keilor East Rotary Club

Aztec Mexican Imports

AkzoNobel

and all anonymous donors 
​Past and Future

St Francis Xavier College, Berwick