Caritas and the Rabbitohs raise awareness for East Africa

04 Aug 17

The relationship between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Caritas Australia is going from strength to strength, with the Rugby League team and Caritas Australia’s Sr Ivy Khoury meeting to discuss the current food crisis in East Africa.

Sr Ivy, Caritas’ Program Coordinator for Africa, is a long-time Rabbitohs fan and developed a friendship with their head coach Michael Maguire.

This friendship led to the Rabbitohs first involvement with Caritas Australia when, in March this year, Sister Ivy and Michael met with students at St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School in Coogee, to pass on some footy tips and share the important message of working with poor communities.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire and Sister Ivy Khoury. Photo: Caritas Australia

South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire and Sister Ivy Khoury. Photo: Caritas Australia

Sister Ivy, as well as other Caritas staff, then met with the Rabbitohs team at a training session during the campaign. They were joined by some of the men from Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation, who spoke with the players about their experiences as survivors of the Stolen Generations.

The friendship between Sister Ivy and Michael Maguire and their passion for justice have continued, with the pair meeting this week to discuss the major humanitarian crisis across East Africa, in an interview with Channel 9 news. You can watch the interview below (footage supplied by 9News).

The food crisis across the region has led to over 20 million people facing starvation, and your support will help Caritas Australia deliver life-saving food and water to countries in most need including South Sudan, Kenya and Malawi.

You can join with Sr Ivy to deliver life-saving food to people in need by making a donation below.