Project Compassion fundraising snapshot

Martin Mazinga and Sr Louise McKeogh FMA joined students at St Mark
Martin Mazinga and Sr Louise McKeogh FMA joined students at St Mark's Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens, for the 2016 launch of Project Compassion in the Diocese of Parramatta. Photo contributed by: Elizabeth McFarlane



On Monday 8 February 2016 the official launch of Caritas Australia’s 2016 Project Compassion appeal was held at the Catholic Learning Community of Blessed John the XXIII and St Mark’s Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens. 

International guest speaker Martin Mazinga from Caritas Malawi spoke to students about the importance of education and the impact Project Compassion has on the lives of the people in Malawi. 

Throughout the Lenten period Catholic Schools in western Sydney held various events to fundraise for the Project Compassion appeal. 

Year 7 students of St Agnes Catholic High School, Rooty Hill pooled together and held a
Year 7 students of St Agnes Catholic High School, Rooty Hill pooled together and held a 'St Agnes Appreciation Day' where students purchased an appreciation certificate to pass onto a student and/or teacher who they believe have made a positive contribution to their schooling.
St Bernadette’s Primary, Lalor Park held a fundraiser during Catholic School
St Bernadette’s Primary, Lalor Park held a fundraiser during Catholic School's Week hosting a cake stall and raffle, which raised over $1000.

Our Lady of the Nativity Primary, Lawson held a Project Compassion fundraiser on St Patrick
Our Lady of the Nativity Primary, Lawson held a Project Compassion fundraiser on St Patrick's Day.
Students from Delany College, Granville have been generously donating to Project Compassion, raising over $2000. From left to right:  Year 11 students Hilary Lim, Divashna Kumar and Elisar Salameh busy counting the coins.
Students from Delany College, Granville have been generously donating to Project Compassion, raising over $2000. From left to right: Year 11 students Hilary Lim, Divashna Kumar and Elisar Salameh busy counting the coins.