Gabrielle Powell is one of those familiar faces around Bega, but she has just had an experience that took her way beyond her Pedan Street base.
For almost 11 years Gabrielle has been the manager of the town’s Women’s Resource Centre.
With long service leave in her sails, Gabrielle took off for Malawi in South East Africa, a country of 18 million people bordered by Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique.
There are no banana lounges or pina coladas with this getaway, Gabrielle was there for two months as a mentor to an artist’s co-operative.
A basket maker herself, Gabrielle had to put her art on the back seat, it was her management, admin, and leadership skills that were put to work with ‘People of the Sun’.
I got talking to Gabrielle about this experience of a lifetime just a few days after she returned…
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Photos used in the slideshow from Gabrielle Powell and People of the Sun.
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