Quality education for all
The Marists’ established St Joseph’s College, Mabiri in 1999 in response to the growing need to educate young people, following the 10-year civil war in Bougainville. St Joseph’s College caters for students aged between five and 20 years.
There are more than 460 students enrolled in the primary and elementary schools of the College. They receive no government support. The College also includes a high school and vocational training centre.
More than 320 of these students need to board at the school’s residential facility because it is very difficult to access the school from surrounding villages, especially during the rainy season.
The college is required to fund its teachers’ wages, learning materials, and accommodation costs to meet its students’ needs.
Your donation will enable the Marists to continue to support young people attending St Joseph’s College, Mabiri by providing opportunities to access quality education for years to come.