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Middle School Makes Mission Matter - 04 November 2016

This term, Year 8 students, within their Religious Education classes, have been exploring the question,Why Does Mission Matter?  As part of a service-learning unit, the girls undertake a project with a real world context. Alerted to the challenges of life in Timor Leste and the importance of sustained economic growth in developing communities, the Year 8s draw on the tradition of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan to act upon the call of the needy.  The girls’ compassionate desire to be good neighbours is witnessed in their support of Terrace Timor Network (TTN) and its work in the remote village areas of Railaco Craic. TTN supports some 1,000 coffee farming families and 65 women who, through their card making, are able to provide an income for their families.

 

Ms Bernadette Higgins, from TTN, launched the Middle School Mission effort at LHC on Tuesday 18 October. During the launch, the Middle School learnt further details about Kolega coffee production and how the greeting cards are handmade in an assortment of traditional Timorese fabric, called Tais. The colours and designs are inspired by Timorese and Christian themes.

 

The term Kolega means ‘friend’ in the Timorese language of Tetun and, over the next four weeks, the Year 8 girls will become the friends of many Timorese families through their efforts. Your support of this important Mission activity will make a real difference in the lives of the Year 8 girls and our northern neighbours.

 

Cards and coffee will be available to purchase from Year 8 students over the coming weeks.

 

If you would prefer to order online at http://www.justiceproducts.org/  please use the Code LHC2016and purchases will be delivered to LHC for pickup by daughters on Tuesday 15 November.

 

Louise Underwood

Middle School Relationships Theme Leader