Although surrounded by water Madagascar lacks access to clean water for washing, cleaning, cooking and most importantly, drinking. This forces the community to use dirty water, which is making them seriously ill. Alarmingly, each year, thousands of children die from preventable diseases like diarrhoea because of the lack of clean water and proper sanitation.
We encourage you to watch the video about the work of Sister Rose Rasoavololona and her community at http://cm.org.au/WMM2015/home.html .
We will be having our annual Crazy Sock Day is on Friday 9th October in an effort to ’Sock It To Poverty' where students and teachers wear their crazy socks e.g. mismatched, bright, long, footy socks, silly socks to school in an effort to raise awareness of the plight of those who live in Madagascar, without access to fresh water. We encourage people to bring in a gold coin as a donation on this day.
On Monday 19th October we will have a whole school prayer to mark World Mission Sunday (18th October).
Students from the SRC have provided classrooms with a collection jar, for ongoing classroom collections during the month of October to support Catholic Mission in their work in Madagascar. Every $5 raised will be represented a drop of water on our visual display in our office window. We hope to LOTS of water drops!
Stay tuned for updates on how we go with our fundraising and awareness initiatives. If you would like to donate to catholic Mission, you can do so here /.
"I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink"