Running through the six weeks of Lent each year, Project Compassion is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of caring supporters, all in the name of justice and peace. It is the lifeblood of Caritas Australia; without it, we could not do the vital work we do.
In Project Compassion 2015, $11.57 million was raised to help the world's poorest communities. Thank you to all our generous supporters who participated and showed they believe in a more just world.
Project Compassion 2016
The theme for Project Compassion 2016 is “Learning more, creating change”.
As Pope Francis says “Education is an act of hope”, so this year Project Compassion celebrates the power of learning, and the many ways in which Caritas Australia is working with local partners around the world to provide vital learning and renewed hope to children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice.
Throughout Project Compassion 2016, inspiring stories from Malawi, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Cambodia and India will show how education, training and sharing knowledge can empower individual communities to transform their futures and create lasting change.
Together we can empower the world’s poorest people with the opportunity to learn, grow and create change."Bishop Greg O’Kelly