Each year the All Hallows’ School Community focuses its fundraising efforts on a particular project and this year we have a local emphasis.
The Social Justice Captains launched the 2018 Whole School Project Yumba Connect at an assembly. The Project supports two local Indigenous programs: West End Community House which holds Connection to Culture events to encourage participants who are experiencing social isolation and mental health issues to explore their social connectedness, and, Beemar Yumba (Beemar meaning children and Yumba meaning house/hut), which is a residential care house in Cherbourg supported by Mercy Community Services. The Cherbourg Aboriginal Residential Care Program provides medium to long-term residential care for five young Aboriginal people aged 4 – 12 years, including sibling groups with high to complex needs.
We look forward to the creative ways in which our community responds to this project and embraces reconciliation opportunities as we engage with the local Indigenous people.