Schools and businesses across Melbourne have contributed generously to an appeal launched by the Lasallian Foundation for books, learning resources and furniture to assist Lasallian schools in Papua New Guinea.
13 schools helped fill four garages full of donated goods at the Lasallian Foundation offices in Malvern which have been loaded onto shipping containers bound for Australia's closest neighbour.
The Lasallian Foundation says the donation will make a significant difference in enhancing teaching and learning across primary and secondary schools in PNG.
Lasallian secondary schools, De La Salle College Malvern and St Bede's College Mentone contributed generously to the campaign, alongside fellow Melbourne schools including Camberwell Girls Grammar, Plenty Valley Christian College, Wesley College, Loreto Mandeville, Sacre Coeur Glen Iris and St Leonard's College Brighton.
Primary schools across Melbourne also donated quality items and the Lasallian Foundation is grateful for the contributions received from St John Vianney's Mulgrave, St Patrick's Mentone, Donvale Primary School, St Gabriel's Reservoir and Holy Child Primary in Dallas.
A number of Melbourne businesses also contributed generously to the appeal, including Tailors Studio, Factory X, Morgan and Griffin and Bob Stewart Uniforms.
The Lasallian Mission Council launched a similar appeal across Sydney schools late last year and a working bee is currently planned for early February to help load shipping containers full of resources for Lasallian schools in PNG.