The1st of December each year marks World AIDS Day – a day to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and to promote measures to prevent the spread of the disease.
Operation Rainbow, a Marcellin Trust Project started by the Marist Brothers in 2003, provides support to, and raises awareness for, families and children affected by HIV. It works with families in their own settings and assists them access resources available within their local communities across a range of programs including:
- Children Welfare;
- Education Support;
- Healthcare; and
- Community Building Program.
On the 1st of December Operation Rainbow celebrated World AIDS Day, remembering loved ones who has passed away as a result of HIV/AIDS in the company of an Australian Immersion group from Sacred Heart College, Adelaide.
Operation Rainbow plays an important part of Australian school immersions which sees groups of staff and students from the Marist Schools Australia network head off on mission to various host Marist communities in the Asia Pacific. Moreover, the staff and volunteers at Operation Rainbow participate in local meetings organised by other NGO’s and institutions as well as general counselling services.
Thank you to all for the support and help extended towards the families at Operation Rainbow. To find out more about Operation Rainbow or to donate, please visit Operation Rainbow.