Project Compassion, the Lenten appeal of Caritas Australia, the Australian Church’s international aid and development agency is running across the six weeks of Lent.
Supporting over 3 million people across the globe every year, Caritas Australia works in the most disadvantaged and vulnerable areas and uses long-term sustainable practices, such as working with local communities and NGOs, to build resilience and empowerment into the future.
For All Future Generations is theme of Project Compassion this year. Five stories from programs in Mozambique, India, Australia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Solomon Islands. Each of these stories demonstrates the powerful impact that each one of us can have for the people that will follow us in time. Caritas believes that, “Together, we can create lasting change.”
Anatercia, a 12-year-old girl living in southern Mozambique, was struggling to cope with adult responsibilities after her father passed away.
With your support, she participated in training and gained access to psychosocial supports. Now, her quality of life has improved and she can focus on doing well at school.
A Wagilak woman, Janice is a traditional dancer who tells stories through movements handed down over generations. With your support, Janice and the Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation support the community to generate income and employment, while keeping culture alive.
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