Join us for our annual service project abroad to a developing country. Our destination this year is the historic province of Aurora, Philippines, in the main island of Luzon.
Implementing the project of Reledev Australia (https://reledev.org.au), Creston College has run over 20 projects in many rural villages and urban sites in the Philippines.
Location: San Luis, Aurora
Conditions: Rural and urbanised poverty
Aurora is a province in the Philippines located in the eastern part of Central Luzon Region, facing the Philippine Sea. Its capital is Baler. Aurora is fast becoming known for its natural wonders, beautiful beaches, and surf-worthy waves, as well as its place in Philippine history and world cinema.
While there has been a vast improvement in poverty incidence in the last decade. Aurora still has the highest share in terms of annual per capita poverty threshold in Central Luzon at 16% which is more than twice high compared to the Regional poverty incidence of 6.9% in 2018. The most common cause of morbidity are still preventable diseases such as upper respiratory infection, malnutrition, skin problems, pneumonia, hypertension and diarrhea.
Health and Hygiene Education
Classes for 4 days:
Workshops for mothers on what their children learnt
Beach clean up
26 August – 05 September 2023 – to and from Sydney.
$1250 Includes flights, full R&B and all transport. PLUS $250 fundraising target for project materials.
DONATIONS FOR THE PROJECT materials are Tax-deductible:
This project is being conducted in partnership with Reledev Australia, an Australian Public Benevolent Institution or PBI. All payments for the project which are collected by Reledev may* be eligible for a tax-deductible receipt. Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make your payment/donation to:
BSB: 032-056 Account number: 263367
Reference: Project Participant Name
*Please note: we cannot issue a tax-deductible receipt if the payment is for your own participation in the project.
Cost: $100 (bed Thurs & Fri; food Fri & Sat)
For the past two years, we have lived through a great wave of change forced by the global pandemic. Looking back, at times we have felt alone, vulnerable, desperate, and disoriented.
We have been hit by humanitarian, economic, social, ecological and political crises and, despite everything, we have begun to awaken what really counts.
Pope Francis reminds us that we are all, “In the same boat, all fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and necessary, all called to row together, all in need of mutual comfort.”
Faced with these difficulties, we are learning to rebuild on the basis of solidarity and hope. Our world asks us to move forward together in a new and truly human direction. This means stopping thinking and joining forces to seek sustainable and creative solutions that promote a culture of encounter.
UNIV22 will focus on how to rebuild together on the basis of solidarity and universal brotherhood.