In the lead up to Easter, a number of Lasallian schools in Victoria and South Australia have been actively encouraging their students to donate generously to Mission Action Day fundraising for communities around the world.
Mission Action Days or Founder's Day are annual events across all Lasallian schools, with a number of schools raising hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for needy communities in countries such as Papua New Guinea, Pakistan and the Philippines.
De La Salle College Malvern is holding its Mission Action Day on the last day of Term One-Thursday 24 March.
This year's event centres on a 12 kilometre social justice walk around Gardiner's Creek and East Malvern.
The school has a proud history of fundraising through Mission Action Days, with 104 thousand dollars raised last year alone.
The funds allowed the school to support key projects in India, PNG, the Philippines, Cambodia, Sudan and Pakistan.
Another Melbourne school, St Bede's College Mentone is also focusing on Mission Action fundraising in March, again setting itself an admirable target of 100 thousand dollars.
The school is a strong supporter of immersion projects for senior students in India and Thailand.
A large proportion of the funds raised through Mission Action Day will go directly towards rebuilding projects led by senior students in disadvantaged communities in these countries.
St Michael's College in Adelaide is also holding a Mission Action Day on Friday 8 April involving all students across its primary and secondary campuses to help fund aid projects run by the Lasallian Foundation across the Asia-Pacific region.
Other Lasallian schools will be holding their Mission Action or Founder's Day later this year.