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Tapping into real-life needs


Over the years Catholic school students have found many different ways to raise money for Caritas Australia’s annual Project Compassion Lenten appeal.

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This year, Year 1/2 students at St Joseph’s, Kingswood, with the help of their Year 5/6 buddies, went one step further by creating a ‘tippy tap’ to gain a greater understanding and empathy for the communities Caritas supports.

The tippy tap is an invention used for washing hands in communities that do not have access to clean running water.

Statistics from WaterAid – an international, non-governmental organisation focused on water, sanitation and hygiene – show that 1 in 10 people (771 million people around the world), including 31 per cent of the total number of schools in the world, do not have access to clean water close to their home.  In addition, COVID has created new hygiene challenges and is putting a lot of pressure on already disadvantaged communities.


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