iServi News | 11 December 2020 | Term 4, Week 9
Year Nine students Benedict Alpha (OLS1) and Armani Kelly (SE1) shared with the College assembly some insights about the Year 9 CSL Days held a fortnight ago. The fundamental goal of the day was to discover how, through service, we can make the world a more just place for all.
In addition to the many Community Support and Independent Projects that were explored, students were shown how we might serve through some of the 25 established CSL Projects available at Servite. Several of these provide opportunities to advocate and raise funds for charitable, ministry and service agencies such as Vinnies, LifeLink, Caritas , Salvos, Peregrine Ministry and Cancer Council.
Despite COVID-19 making this a very difficult fundraising year, Servite College has continued to advocate for justice and provide goods and services worth thousands of dollars to those in need. We have raised cash donations of some $9,397.
One vital organisation that the College supports is Catholic Missions. This is the international mission agency of the Catholic Church in Australia. They build water and sanitation facilities and encourage the development and sustenance of children in some of the poorest communities around the world through working to provide shelter, food and education to all.
Two Christian Service Learning projects that we use to promote and fundraise for Catholic Missions are Operation XLR8 and Lonely Tree Café. On behalf of Servite College, Armali and Benedict presented our donation for 2020 to Ms Judith Nyamuli, the Engagement Co-ordinator for Catholic Mission, who shared the details of the projects on which the monies donated will be spent.
Thank you all for your dedication to service this year.
Mr Chris Callus
Assistant Deputy Principal – Service and Justice Education