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9 Jan 2020 | Blog
Like many of us, Uncles Willie Leslie and Harold Harrison value family and community. After all, they were no older than twelve years old when they were forcibly removed from their childhood homes. Uncle Harold remembers the last time he saw his mother: she was lying down on the bed with a blanket over her as they took him away. “A piece of her died that night,” he says.
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19 Oct 2017 | Blog | Long-term Development | Youth
Lilianne has become a community leader through the Caritas Australia supported Bougainville Youth Initiative.
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13 Aug 2017 | Blog | Supporter action
We are inviting women from across the country to get their friends, colleagues or family together to host their own fundraising event.
Tags: Women for the World, women, fundraising, community | No comments
12 Sep 2016 | Blog | Poverty | Women
Julieann Caffery, a Caritas Australia volunteer and previous participant in a CA immersion to Nepal, recently gave an address to Forum Queensland delegates. She has shared an excerpt of her speech with us.
Tags: empowerment, women, community | No comments
13 Feb 2013 | Blog | Project Compassion
As Project Compassion kicks off for the year, we are excited to share the incredible stories of hope and change that have touched the lives of so many in the communities that we serve. Every year, we are thankful to have such dedicated staff and international speakers who tour the country and really help bring the Project Compassion stories to life.
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30 May 2012 | Blog | Supporter action
Although, the end of Lent signals the end of Project Compassion, you can still give to this appeal until 30 June 2012. Here's an A-Z of ideas to help raise funds for the poorest of the poor.
Tags: take action, community, fundraising, Raise funds | No comments
16 Apr 2012 | Blog | Supporter action | Project Compassion
Project Compassion is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of the Catholic congregation and caring supporters throughout Australia.
There are way too many people to thank individually, so we've included a snapshot of Caritas Supporters from around the country.
Although the Lenten season is over, you can donate to Project Compassion until 30 June 2012.
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27 Mar 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
Back in February I had the opportunity to visit our program in Malindi with Mary Wachira, our Program Officer in the Nairobi office, Kenya. Over the last three years, Mary has been visiting the communities involved in the program regularly. "The fact that they can now afford a smile, this says everything,” Mary told me. By Siobhan Jordan, Caritas Australia Program Officer, Africa & Latin America.
Tags: community, Kenya, sub-saharan Africa, Poverty relief | No comments
21 Mar 2012 | Blog | Supporter action
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” – the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 21 March is the UN-declared International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It’s a bit of a mouthful, so let’s just run with Harmony Day.
Tags: Social justice, community, Peace | No comments
27 Feb 2012 | Blog | Project Compassion
Thank you for helping us make Caritas Australia’s Fish Friday @ Martin Place a special day.
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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