Caritas Launch

Five of our Year 11 students; Bailey, Ashlyn, Skyla, Tanisha and Amelie Scanlon along with our two Faith and Liturgy leaders; Molly and Megan attended the annual launch of Project Compassion on Tuesday 5 March. It was an opportunity to enjoy the generous hospitality of Clontarf Aboriginal College and Caritas Australia. 

Project Compassion is Caritas Australia's annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal. Australians come together in solidarity with the world's poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. 

The theme for 2019 is, “100% HOPE – Lives change when we all give 100%”. With the theme of ‘hope’ for 2019, Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion is focussing on the global water crisis. 
Clontarf Aboriginal College in Waterford was the host school on Shrove Tuesday. The day began with a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony, followed by Mass led by Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton, then morning tea (delicious pancakes served with honey) and a social justice workshop with Caritas Indonesia program manager, Yohanes Baskoro. 
Mr Baskoro shared his experience of assisting communities in Indonesian Borneo to preserve their native rainforests. 

The students left the launch armed with ideas on how to promote justice in their community and make a difference.