Get Real Alternative Schoolies Immersion

GRASI invites students to Get Real about the world around them and create an alternative awareness by immersing themselves in the culture of the Philippines and undertaking volunteer work. 

The Philippines is a vibrant country, rich in culture and history, yet many young people and their families live in poverty and lack education and basic needs. Many young people resort to life on the street to survive. 

Marists go on a pilgrimage of solidarity to learn more about issues of justice and human rights and to connect with the our brothers and sisters in the Philippines. Through encountering real people and real stories we hope to become stronger advocates for human life and agents of change in the world around us.

We invite you to GET REAL for your schoolies and consider applying for the GRASI 2017!


Scroll on below to find the application form and details.

                  Jaiden Harding  

                Jaiden Harding 

                 Taylor Schmierer

               Taylor Schmierer

              Mark Schmierer               (Taylor's Dad)

            Mark Schmierer
              (Taylor's Dad)

                  Sarah Berryman

                Sarah Berryman

            Theresa Berryman              (Sarah's Mum)

          Theresa Berryman
             (Sarah's Mum)

                    Chloe Moore

                  Chloe Moore

                   Dominic Kocx

                 Dominic Kocx

 

“Before I came, I was struggling with my faith. The experiences on this immersion have shown me that there must be a God out there watching over these people […], it stripped me back and allowed me to find my faith once more. God was truly present every step of the way.”

 

“I learnt that [….] my calling is to be with those in need in my community. It also taught me the value of small acts such as a smile or wave, and the impact it has on someone’s day.”

 

"Taylor has a new found understanding for the many things we all take for granted...this opportunity has give her memories that will shape the rest of her life"

 

 

“It has helped me discover who I am and who I want to be as a young person about to begin a brand new and big chapter in their life.”

 

"Sarah returned home with a clearer vision of what she wanted from life and how she intended to achieve these goals. Encourage your child if they are considering this experience!. 

 

“I was inspired to see all those people who had such strong faith and centred their whole life to helping others.  It has really helped me rediscover and deepen my faith.”

 

“It has filled me with even more drive to get involved and volunteer in social justice back at home”

Our Itinerary

Volunteer with Street Kids                         We head out on 'street education' classes into some of the poorest slum areas of Metro Manila. We do this through ministries such as the Kuya Centre, St Vincent de Paul projects, and Bagong Barrio Education Fund.

Explore the Philippines
We head out of Metro Manila to the surrounding rural provinces, to experience a different cultural way of life. This time allows us a chance to recharge whilst visiting some of the most beautiful natural wonders that this world has to offer!

Learn More About Filipino Culture
Our time in Manila, and surrounds, allows us to experience the multifaceted and rich way of life that the Filipino peoples live. From the marketplaces to the motorways, the shopping malls to the slums, we see an incredibly diverse range of Filipino life. 

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