This Christmas AMS is turning our attention to four education institutes in the Pacific: St Dominic’s Rural Training Centre in the Solomon Islands; St Joseph’s College in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea; St Louis High School, Kiribati; and the Marist Champagnat Institute in Fiji. These four schools offer unique opportunities for marginalised young people and play a critical role in equipping these students with skills for the future. The AMS team will be in Melbourne on Sunday the 18th of November to meet friends and supporters. For more information or to register to attend click here.
St Louis High School is located on the small island of Tarawa in Kiribati. Established in 1984, the school requires upgrades particularly to its unhygienic bathrooms. The current toilet block is dilapidated, with toilets that barely flush and no doors on the cubicles.
The Marist Champagnat Institute Fiji was opened in the year 2000 and is a multicultural and co-educational school for post primary students with learning difficulties and special needs, the only one of its kind to be registered with the Ministry of Education.
St Joseph’s College Mabiri has over the years provided quality education and skills training for many young Bougainvilleans, giving the students hope for their futures and the development of their communities.
St Dominic’s Rural Training Centre (RTC) is located in Vanga Point on the rural Kolombangara Island, Solomon Islands. This Marist-run RTC plays an important role in the Solomon’s educating youth from rural areas in practical vocational skills, allowing them to stay in rural areas and halt the high rate of urbanization.