Posts Tagged ‘Caritas Challenge’

Caritas Challenge – helping young people make a difference

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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St Joseph’s School Feilding is taking on the Caritas Challenge for the first time. The whole school of 135 students will be taking part in the activities on Friday. The senior class is staying overnight to complete the 24 hours through to Saturday morning. “We hope that the students will learn to appreciate the very Read more

Caritas Challenge this year focussing on Cambodia

Friday, April 8th, 2016

The 2016 Caritas Challenge for schools and youth groups is focussed on Cambodia, where many people face social injustice. The challenge runs from April 1 to May 15. The annual event in New Zealand aims at demonstrating solidarity with those living with poverty or injustice. The challenge activities and experiences come under the headings “Move Read more

One day of difference for a lifetime of change

Friday, April 11th, 2014

I arrived at Challenge 2000 in Johnsonville, a night with friends in a cosy cardboard box beneath a starlit sky was too good to pass by. The Wellington wind had fled; stillness paired with the embers crackling, huddled closer, marshmallows devoured in flame as stories swept us elsewhere and nothing mattered anymore save each other, Read more

Young Catholics reach out to Solomons

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Severe flooding in the Solomon Islands helped give extra meaning to the 6,000 young people taking part in the Caritas Challenge over the weekend. “We need to be far more grateful for all we have because they have so little and even that is being taken away from them,” said Mareko Ennor, a Year 12 student Read more

6000 youth sign up to Caritas Challenge

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Over 6,000 youth will be participating in Caritas Challenge events in New Zealand this week end. The Caritas Challenge is an annual 24-hour event for schools and youth groups during Lent At Garin College in Nelson, for example,  over 170 students are spending Saturday night in cardboard boxes on the school’s tennis courts and going Read more