St Pius Reading Club

OLMC will once again partner with St Vincent de Paul for the Reading Club at St Pius X Primary School in West Heidelberg.

A group of Year 10 girls will travel to St Pius every Tuesday afternoon to work with the primary school children to help develop reading skills, create positive relationships and foster a love of reading and books.

We are so thankful to the Year 10 girls who have put up their hands to volunteer this year.

International Women’s Day Event

Two of our staff members (Ms Lauren Marquet and Ms Christie Tran) went to the Mercy Hub on Wednesday 9 March for the International Women’s Day event “Sharing the stories of Afghan women and girls”.

We learned about the important work of organisation Mahboba’s promise. Mahboba Rawi OAM supports thousands of widows and children in Afghanistan who are struggling under the Taliban regime to have access to basic food and supplies. She runs “Hope houses” for orphaned children and gives them opportunities for a better future. For more information, visit: https://mahbobaspromise.org/

The Feminist Collective girls will be learning more about this important issue and see how we can provide more support to women in Afghanistan at this difficult time.

Lauren Marquet
Social Justice Coordinator