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Mission Action Day

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Mission Action Day

The Ave Maria College community celebrated its fifth annual Mission Action Day in 2017.This was a wonderful opportunity for the College to celebrate the College theme of ‘Be a Mirror of Christ' continuing to build our relationship with the St Maria Mazzarello school in Venilale, Timor-Leste (East Timor). This school educates young women, including the areas of Food Technology and Hospitality. The education of women has been shown to contribute greatly to the overall development of countries like Timor-Leste.

We will be contributing to their education through our Mission Action Day, a fun and important day for the whole Ave Maria College community. This year we will also continue to help one young woman, Agueda, in her studies to become an English teacher. Once she has completed her studies she will return to teach at St Maria Mazzarello.

Mission Action Day is intended to serve a number of purposes. By supporting the school in Venilale:

• we will be able to do something practical to support action at a global level
• we will live out our Franciscan charism, "it is in giving that we receive"
• we have the opportunity to think of the needs of others, as we are encouraged to do during Lent.