Br Frank Hennessy in Timor Leste
During the month the rain was particularly heavy & regular. The experts tell us that for Timor Leste the ‘La Nina’ although weak is affecting the weather patterns & looks like extending the wet season in this part of the world. The spin off for us is the beautiful greening of the mountains.
I attended the graduation (2nd) of the vocational training - STVJ – in Gleno. Pleasing to see the young people so proud of their achievements in hospitality & administration & the flow on that some have got jobs as a result. On the 3rd I went to the final profession of 2 Dominican Sisters – a huge commitment of local women to a growing congregation in TL.
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Edmund Rice Centre WA
Common Goal is a soccer academy that operates in Mirrabooka and Cannington in Perth WA. It is a large program and part of our Youth Services at the Edmund Rice Centre WA. It runs every week in partnership with communities of local mosques, WA Police and Football West. Local police officers visit regularly to engage with the children and youth and we regularly play against local clubs, schools and associations. The program also offers participants pathways to youth leadership, development, education and employment opportunities.
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Edmund Rice Camps Brisbane
Edmund Rice Camps, Brisbane, often receive stories of how wonderful the experience is for our children. The holiday camp experience they receive is made even more rewarding by the interactions each child has with the volunteer mentor they are paired with. We would like to share here the story of Jack and Reece – a story that speaks to the impact our volunteers can have on a child through our program and even beyond.
Jack, an intelligent young man exposed to trauma in his home environment, came on camp as a participant on one of our January programs. Jack connected easily with his volunteer mentor, Maddi, and enjoyed doing lots of running around and playing games with her. He loved the food on camp and still recalls the antics of the camp Chef, Rory, with great fondness!
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Where will Edmund Rice Camps take you next?
There's so many exciting opportunities on offer for our amazing volunteers. Click on "Read More" for details and how to apply, or to contact us for more information.
Please note: all opportunities listed in this notice are only open to volunteers who have been on camp with us before.
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Forty Thousand Wheelchairs
The Christian Brothers have supported Wheelchairs for Kids since it began in 1998. Br Ollie Pickett has been its guiding light from the beginning. In early March, Wheelchairs for Kids sent their 40,000th Wheelchair in a Container Consignment to Nepal. The Christian Brothers Community, Edmund House Wembley, financed a commemoration booklet. The booklet marks the production of 40,000 wheelchairs by Wheelchairs for Kids Inc since 1998. The booklet also provides a glimpse of some of the children and their families to whom these wheelchairs have been donated.
The booklet has been put online and can be viewed at:
Br Berkeley Fitzhardinge
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