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Generous response from Sydney schools to PNG Book Drive Campaign

Posted on 9 November 2016
Generous response from Sydney schools to PNG Book Drive Campaign

The Lasallian Mission Council would like to express its deep gratitude to schools across Sydney and interstate that have responded generously to an appeal for books and other teaching resources to assist our fellow Lasallian schools in Papua New Guinea.

20 primary and secondary schools have donated books, furniture, uniforms, stationery and teaching resources over recent months to distribute to those in greatest need in PNG.

It follows a highly effective Stationery Drive in Term 3, led by Lasallian Youth Ministers across the eight Sydney Lasallian schools with students donating truck-loads of pens, pencils and other resources bound for classrooms in PNG.

We are most grateful to De La Salle College Revesby Principal, Mr Tim Logue for setting aside storage space at his school and to All Saints Liverpool and De La Salle College Caringbah for donating classrooms-worth of furniture as part of the resources campaign.

It comes after a highly successful campaign last year in which 11 Sydney schools made generous donations which have since been distributed to those in greatest need in Papua New Guinea.

This year, we are also grateful to Killara High School, Kuringgai Creative Arts High School, Our Lady of Mercy College Burraneer, Casimir College and Oakhill College for donating secondary textbooks and other teaching resources.

St Michael's College in Adelaide has also kindly sent donations of uniforms to assist schools in PNG.

Primary schools across Sydney have also responded generously to the campaign this year with large donations received so far from Villa Maria Catholic Primary School in Hunters Hill, St Therese's in Denistone, St Mary's Star of the Sea in Hurstville, St Martha's in Strathfield, St Michael's in Daceyville, St John Vianney's in Greenacre, St Mark's in Drummoyne, St Francis Xavier's in Ashbury, Blessed Sacrament Primary in Clifton Gardens, St Brigid's Primary in Marrickville, All Hallows Primary in Five Dock, Our Lady of Fatima Primary Kingsgrove and Marion Catholic Primary School in Horsley Park.

The Lasallian Mission Council is currently arranging a shipping container to accommodate the resources which will be sent to PNG early in Term 1, 2017.

 

Schools that would like to contribute to the campaign can contact the Lasallian Mission Council's Operations Manager Julie Alibrandi or Communications Officer Michael Kenny.

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