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3 Dec 2019 | Blog
Today marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities an annual observance established by the United Nations in 1992. On this day the rights and well-being of people living with a disability are commemorated. Their achievements and contributions are celebrated and, despite countless obstacles, we are reminded of the positive role they have to play in the community.
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6 Jul 2016 | Blog | Long-term Development
Our First Australians Program Officer Zachary Wone takes us through his first FAP Partners' Meeting experience.
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26 Jun 2013 | Blog
After nearly 13 years at the helm of Caritas Australia as Chief Executive Officer, this month Jack de Groot is moving onto a new role outside the agency. Jack’s leadership has been inspirational, and he will be sorely missed by the Caritas family.
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5 Oct 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
Jane Woolford, Education Group Leader has worked at Caritas Australia for over 10 years. She spoke with Caritasnews about her passion for educating young people about social justice and global issues.
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7 Sep 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
8th of September is International Literacy Day, a day to recognise the importance of literacy to individuals, families and communities. However there are millions of children who are unable to attend school due to poverty and other barriers. Sr Ivy Khoury tells us about the Creating Caring Schools program, a program for vulnerable children to overcome barriers to learning and remain in school longer to gain a quality education in a safe environment.
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4 Sep 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
“Only the educated are free,” said Epictetus (AD 55-AD 135), a Greek philosopher who began
life as a slave. His words ring true, even today.
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1 Aug 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development | Project Compassion
“Thank you. Now I can see that our lives are getting better” – Flabiana, Project Compassion 2012. Cornelio Ase from Caritas Australia’s Partnership program in Timor Leste spoke with Flabiana to find out how her life has changed since Caritas Australia.
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4 Jul 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
This year, we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Australian Indigenous Program (AIP) at Caritas, and there is much to celebrate. By Carl O'Sullivan, Australian Indigenous Program, Caritas Australia.
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26 Jun 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
Earlier this month, Bianca Cruse, Events Officer, Indigenous Peoples Campaign, travelled to Alice Springs with Caritas to meet with our Australian Indigenous Partners.
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7 Jun 2012 | Blog | Supporter action
What is a Global Reality Meal? Seventy young leaders are learning about this and more at the Caritas Australia 'Justice Matters' camp, Sandhurst Diocese, Victoria.
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Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe