The Centralian advocate Fri 7 Aug 2009
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v. 63 no. 22
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Centralian Advocate, Friday, August 7, 2009 39 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 7 -A U G -2 0 0 9 P A G E : 3 9 C O L O R : C M Y K Ph: 8952 2458 Thank you for your support: Ph: 08 8953 0935 Ph: 08 8952 9666 BAKERY 5 5 0 6 0 5 /1 0 Phillip Decent Jasmine Marshall Kasey Honsa Sharmaine Alvea Rachel deBrenni Stacy Mutuota Samuel Heckathorn Matthew Hall Pave mall with coins to help poor Students with hearts of gold reaching out to people in worlds newest nation East Timorese youngsters, just like these two, will benefit by the Immersion visit by the OLSH students. FOR many years Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College has participated in a cultural exchange program in East Timor. Eight students and two teachers will be embarking on the journey this year and have been busy raising funds for projects in East Timor for the last five months. East Timor is one of Australias closest neighbours and also one of the worlds newest and youngest nations. Many years of foreign rule and internal struggles have left the East Timorese people living in relatively poor conditions. The country struggles to provide basic education and infrastructure for much of the population. Vast amounts of time, money and skills will be required for decades to come to alleviate some of the pressures that the average Timorese person struggles with every day of their life. This year the eight students will be raising funds for the following projects while in East Timor: l Painting a primary school in Bau-Oli. l Providing funds for badly needed medical supplies in a leprosy clinic. l Financial support for an orphanage in Laga. l Provision of two scholarships for the Marist Teachers College in BauCau. All of the students pay their own way for the Immersion experience and all funds they have raised over the last five months will go directly to supporting these projects in East Timor. One of the major fundraisers the school has run is Pave the Mall. The students are looking for donations from the community in an attempt to create a line of Gold coins that stretches through the entire mall. The group will be starting at the south end of the mall at 8.30am tomorrow and will hopefully be at the north end by 5pm. Music and dance groups will be coming down throughout the day to create some atmosphere for the event. The group would greatly appreciate any support that local community groups or businesses could offer for the day. Businesses can purchase 50cm or 1m rulers to advertise their company throughout the day.
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