On Sunday the 18th of November the AMS team and Friends of AMS Melbourne welcomed supporters to Marcellin College Bulleen.
On Sunday night, Australian Marist Solidarity hosted a crowd of more than 80 guests at the Marcellin College Bulleen as we continued our Christmas Appeal campaign.
Strongly supported by Brothers, the Association of St Marcellin, MSA schools, Young Marists, Friends of Timor, private foundations and local supporters, it was a pleasure to host at Marcellin College for the first time.
The AMS team present: Tony Skinner and Brother Allen Sherry, spoke about how 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. We believe that education is the key to unlock opportunities for young people and research shows that education is the number one way to break intergenerational poverty. Unfortunately, many of the students in these schools have struggled to access education due to learning difficulties, rural disadvantage and crippling poverty. To learn more about each project please visit: https://bit.ly/2qoc9Ct
AMS would like to thank the Friends of AMS Melbourne group who again provided creative decor and homemade finger food. Mt Toowong wines were donated by the Cremascos whose extended family are long term AMS supporters in Melbourne and Mt Macedon. The night was a very spirited one as our supporters connected with fellow AMS friends and celebrated the success of our projects in 2018.