Each year the All Hallows’ School Community focuses its fundraising efforts on a particular project.
Our Social Justice Captains launched the 2019 Whole School Project, 'Building Bingavia', at the beginning of the year.
The Project will support the renovation of Mercy Secondary School in Yarapos, East Sepik Province, PNG. The school was founded by the Brisbane Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy in 1966 and today educates over 700 students, 630 of whom are boarders. Planned upgrades include a modified boarding dormitory for students with special needs, cubicle-style accommodation for senior boarders, and renovated ablution and sewerage facilities for the whole school.
There are twenty-five boarding students who will directly benefit from the modified fittings for people with special needs and additional beds will be provided for other students in the new cubicle-style sleeping accommodation. Local tradespeople will be employed to carry out the renovations, thereby further boosting the local economy.
As 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the name of our Whole School Project takes its inspiration from the PNG Duo dialect. The word Bingavia means ‘happy place’ and it is our hope that the new dormitories will be a happy place for many students in coming years.
We look forward to the creative ways in which our community responds to this project.