The theme for Project Compassion 2016 is “Learning more, creating change”.
As Pope Francis says “Education is an act of hope”, so this year Project Compassion celebrates the power of learning, and the many ways in which Caritas Australia is working with local partners around the world to provide vital learning and renewed hope to children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice.
Below you will find links to teaching resources for Project Compassion 2016:
Introduction to Project Compassion 2016 – “Learning more, creating change”
2016 Primary Feature Film – Malawi – Doney’s Story
The people of Doney’s village have access to clean drinking water, flourishing crops and are building their knowledge to create a better future. ”My life has been transformed,” smiles Doney.
Primary Educators Workbooks
Relates directly to the Malawi Feature Film as well as the 2016 Insight Videos (found below_.
Contains lesson ideas, cross-curriculum links to AusVELS and activity sheets for students:
Caritas Lent Calendar contains images and information about the work of Caritas around the world. Also contains daily Scripture.
2016 Insight Videos
Laos – Hum Noy’s Story
Since starting school, Hum Noy’s behaviour and abilities have changed remarkably. He is no longer isolated, lonely or frustrated, and his communication skills have advanced quickly.
Papua New Guinea – Dominic’s Story
Dominic’s village has achieved greater peace and increased respect, as well as reduced violence and alcohol abuse. Now, Dominic’s community has a chance to thrive.
Australia – Evangeline’s Story
Evangeline is committed to helping her community stay connected to its culture through the Djilpin Arts Ghunmarn Culture Centre . “Culture is our identity and how we understand ourselves”.
Cambodia – Sreymom’s Story
Sreymom developed midwifery skills at the Mondulkiri Community Health Program – a program that empowers and trains local staff in pre- and post-natal care, safe delivery practices and children’s health.
India – Dhaniram’s Story
Through the Hamara Haq (‘Our Rights’) program, Dhaniram learnt about Human Rights, local governance and leadership, helping his community direct their own development.