Caritas Australia, along with aid and development agency partners overseas, is helping to change the lives of people living in remote areas of Indonesia - all made possible through funds raised from the annual Project Compassion Lenten Appeal.
Planning is underway to form a Caritas Australia Youth Sub-Committee which will be tasked with encouraging more young people to be involved with the work of the Catholic agency for international aid and development.
South Australians are being thanked for their generous support of this year’s Project Compassion Lenten campaign which has raised $10.8 million nationally.
Caritas Australia is working with Filipino youth to improve education opportunities and move out of poverty. About 22 million Filipinos live below the poverty line, and hundreds of thousands of people are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.
In the lead up to Easter many Catholic school students and youth groups are organising events to help those less fortunate in the community.