In a celebration of life, peace, joy and harmony, thousands of children representing young people on every continent greeted Pope Francis during an afternoon event in the Vatican’s Paul VI hall.
A new report launched Wednesday 25 October by the Valuing Children Initiative has made key recommendations following a survey of more than 1000 adults across Australia which asked how they felt about children and young people.
The Poverty In Australia 2022 report by the Australian Council of Social Service and UNSW Sydney, shows that 16.6 per cent of Australian children (or 761,000 kids) lived in poverty in the 2019/2020 financial year.
This was just one of the facts surrounding Child Poverty presented by Centrecare Inc Director and Valuing Children Initiative Co-Founder, Adj. Prof. Tony Pietropiccolo AM who was recently a keynote speaker at the Anti-Poverty Week 2022 Symposium.
Based on Maria Montessori’s principals of education, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Executive Committee Chair Anne Diamond explained to The Record that the CGS is a hands on approach for children that assists them to grow in their knowledge and love of God.
Ahead of an upcoming symposium focusing on child poverty, WA Anti-Poverty Week Committee Co-Chair, Centrecare Inc Director, Adj. Prof. Tony Pietropiccolo, explained to The Record that approximately three quarters of a million Australian children live in poverty, with 100,000 of these in Western Australia.
Pope Francis wrote that he hoped for greater commitment in working to find effective ways of protecting children’s dignity and rights through social protection systems and access to education.
Though at first glance the grass is long and the grounds are quiet, as Sister Lourdes Chitra Justin OSM leads the way through to the big shaded play area at the back of the Kora Centre, the sounds of little children happily talking and laughing as they eat a hot, nutritious meal can be heard and four smiling faces beam up at us from around the table.
Though at first glance the grass is long and the grounds are quiet, as Sister Chitra leads the way through to the big shaded play area at the back of the Kora Centre, the sounds of little children happily talking and laughing as they eat a hot, nutritious meal can be heard and four smiling faces beam up at us from around the table.
The work undertaken by the voluntary members of the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Project was recognised as a valuable and integral part of the Australian Church at the annual Safeguarding Mass, held on Sunday 8 March at St Mary’s Cathedral.