Rice Day for Project Compassion

Issue 07

RICE DAY – 28 MARCH 2018

During Holy Week, on Wednesday 28 March, at lunchtime the entire school will join together to eat a simple meal of rice. This is a staple food for many people across the globe who have limited access to food and water. It is an opportunity to eat simply for one day during Lent and to show solidarity with those who may eat only this one simple meal every day. In sharing this meal we recognise in a very real way the needs of many. This meal inspires us to think globally and consider the work of Project Compassion the agency who every year assists over 165 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations, working to build a better world for the poorest of the poor in over 200 countries and territories.

When we fundraise for Project Compassion we help equip young people in vulnerable communities with skills to become the leaders of tomorrow. With your support, Caritas Australia and their partners help to empower people and communities to eradicate poverty in all its forms. Project Compassion is an opportunity to put your faith into action to contribute to this work.

Every dollar we raise as a school community is vital. Our funds contribute to programs in Australia and overseas that will help provide young people with skills and opportunities to live with dignity and give something back to their own communities for the future.

We ask that children make a gold coin donation, or even more, to assist in the works of Caritas around the world.

This rice will be cooked by the canteen staff and we ask that children bring in a clearly labelled container with a lid (perhaps a takeaway, disposable container with a lid), to be placed in the lunch basket in the morning. No other food will be eaten at lunch time to show solidarity with the poorest of the poor in our world.

We ask that children make a gold coin donation, or even more, to assist in the works of Caritas around the world.





Evangeline is strengthening Aboriginal culture while making a living and creating opportunities for her community. Featured in Project Compassion during 2016, Evangeline went from seeking employment to being a Senior Artsworker and an inspirational leader for youth. Her work at the non-profit Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation has supported the organisation’s growth and it is now a major employer for young people in the remote Northern Territory community.

Please donate to Project Compassion 2018 and help provide employment and training for First Australians, allowing them to remain on country and keep their culture alive, essential for a just future.

A Just Future starts with your support! You can donate through Project Compassion boxes/envelopes, visit www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion or phone 1800 024 413.



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