Week 6, Term 1 2017 - fortnightly eNews update

Catholic Education South Australia

Project Compassion 2017

During Lent, your school will be participating in Project Compassion which is Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal bringing thousands of Australians together in solidarity with the world's poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

This year the theme for Project Compassion is Love Thy Neighbour.  


In each of the six weeks of Lent, schools will be sharing weekly stories that reflect this year’s theme. These inspiring stories will tell how the lives of six people have changed through our schools’ support of Caritas Australia's development programs.

The Federation has formed a partnership with Caritas Australia to support your family to share in this Lenten journey with your children.

Each week we will share ways you can talk together about the messages in each story and, together, be inspired to learn more and create change.

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Week One: Dinia’s story

Dinia’s story is a story of healing, through her own skill and perseverance, and through support from a Caritas-Australia funded program. Living in the Philippines, she struggled daily with poverty in a country with many vulnerable communities.  For Dinia, the premature death of her husband meant an end to his small income and a greater struggle to feed and educate her children.


View the video of Dinia’s story

Click to view Dinia's Story.

Find out more about the Philippines where Dinia and her family come from.

Like Dinia, you value a good education for your child. What do you hope for your child? 

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