The Right Team We pool our resources with a small but diverse network of individuals who help us build the right team for each and every project.

Simon Passingan and Rachael Atam

Directors, Barefoot Community Services, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea


Simon and daughter Rachel assist community groups to be active players in development projects. They believe the development process should involve the spiritual, mental, physical and emotional aspects of an individual, the community and the country. Simon has qualifications in Training, Education and Community Development and is currently concluding postgraduate studies in Not-for-Profit Management. He has co-authored training materials for community development trainers and community based organisations. Rachel has a Diploma in Tropical Agriculture. Together, Simon and Rachel specialize in the fields of community organization & planning, conflict resolution, counselling, gender & development, governance, participatory rural appraisal, and social impact assessment.