Ks for Caritas and Project Compassion Barbecue

Students and staff enjoyed a sausage sizzle for Project Compassion on Friday 11 March and raised over $500.

This year’s theme For All Future Generations reminds us that what we do today will impact the lives of generations to come, and by working together, we can find long-term solutions to global issues.

Therefore, it was appropriate that our annual Ks for Caritas event was held last Friday during Harmony Week celebrations.

Students and staff walked or ran laps on the school soccer pitch carrying bags of rice or buckets of water. These K’s for Caritas help to raise awareness of global poverty. Many underprivileged people, including young children, walk several kilometres each day to access fresh water, education or work. Many of the things that we take for granted.

Through Project Compassion, Caritas Australia brings Australians together to help vulnerable communities find a path out of poverty.

Helping remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

We are now in the third week of Lent with the Project Compassion story of Janice, a Wagilak woman and traditional dancer who tells her family’s stories through movements handed down over generations.

Like many remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Janice’s faces a range of challenges – low employment and education, financial hardship, poorer health and lower life expectancy.

With your help, Caritas Australia supports Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation, which operates a centre for traditional and contemporary Aboriginal arts and culture, providing employment and generating income for local communities.

Janice believes that Djilpin Arts’ work is essential to create opportunities for young people to stay on-country, to share intergenerational knowledge between elders and the younger generation - to promote healing, and to keep culture alive.

Watch a short film about Janice’s story here.

Watch this space each week for inspirational stories about how your donations to Project Compassion can make a real difference to the lives of people from across the world.

Don’t forget - you can support our Project Compassion campaign by donating to the appeal. Each homeroom has a collection box. In keeping with tradition, the class at each year level that raises the most will win a slab of soft drink!
Trish Griffin

Social Justice Coordinator

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