On Monday the 5th of November AMS launched our 2018 Christmas appeal in Brisbane before moving onto Melbourne on Sunday the 18th of November.
Australian Marist Solidarity hosted a crowd of more than 100 guests at the Marist Centre in Brisbane and 80 guests at Macellin College Bulleen.
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 see the presentation please scroll down on this page or to learn more about each project please click here.
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 the attending guests at both venues. The gatherings were very spirited and allowed AMS friends and supporters to connect with one and other and celebrate the success of our projects in 2018.