Development Education Program

Development Education Program

Each year the Australian Mutuals Foundation partners with Allianz to provide the opportunity for 2 participants to attend the Development Education Program in Thailand. The DE program is designed to provide attending participants with critical lessons in cooperative & mutuality principles, credit union philosophy and an understanding of international development issues while incorporating the challenges that mutuals face today. Continuing involvement in the DE program provides DEs with an excellent opportunity for career development and personal enrichment.

Read about past Development Education participants:



Drew and Harriette attended the 21st DE Program. They both described the experience as an adventure of a lifetime. It was nothing short of an honour and a privilege to meet the people they met and experience all the wonders of both Bangkok and the DE course itself. They would like to thank Allianz Insurance, the Australian Mutuals Foundation and Select Encompass Credit Union for making it all possible and for enriching their lives both personally and also as a member of a community where they know they can make a difference.


Paul ROSTA & Rubie TRAN

Paul and Rubie are both different people since returning to Australia after completing the 20th DE Program in Bangkok. Different in a more confident, knowledgeable, appreciative and enthused way, they are now certified Development Educators and will pass on and instil the cooperative and credit union values to everyone. They both highly recommend if given the opportunity to complete the DE Program and thank Allianz Insurance, Select Encompass Credit Union and the Australian Mutuals Foundation for the opportunity of a lifetime.