A number of Lasallian schools in Victoria and South Australia actively raise funds to donate generously to 'Mission Action Day' a fundraising campaign for developing communities in need.
Before the end of Term One, St Bede's College Mentone held their Mission Action Day with their prime task on the day to raise funds for three overseas projects; the Bamboo School in Thailand, the 'Lost and the Least' in India and the unemployed in PNG.
These rebuilding projects are led by senior students in disadvantaged communities. "The student's involvement in the day was excellent. It was good to see how the older brothers looked after their younger brothers," said Principal Br. Garry Coyte.
Schools host a range of different activities ranging from walk-a-thons, sausage sizzles, casual dress days, talent quests, sports activities and competitions, food stalls and child sponsorship to raise money for their Lasallian brothers and sisters in the developing world.
The College Leaders have set the target for this year at $100,000. In 2016, St Bede's raised $93,000.
Other Lasallian schools will be holding their Mission Action or Founder's Day throughout the year.