Want to be immersed in another culture and make a positive impact on the world?
Join us on the Philippines Immersion, 8-22 December, 2018!
In this Year of Youth, Marist Youth Ministry invites you to take the risk of going to new horizons and encountering people on the margins of life. Join with Marist Young Adults as we engage in outreach projects to some of the most marginalised children in Manila – the largest city in the Philippines.
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.
We will embark on a pilgrimage of solidarity to learn more about issues of justice and human rights and to connect with our brothers and sisters in the Philippines.
Through encountering people and their stories, we hope to become stronger advocates for human life and agents of change in the world around us. We invite Young Adults (2017 school leavers or earlier) to consider applying for the 2018 Philippines Immersion.
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Note: Applications CLOSE Friday 29 JUNE 2018
Volunteer with Street Kids
We head out on 'street education' classes to 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.
Learn More About Filipino Culture
Our time in Manila, and surrounds, allows us to experience Filipino life and culture. From the marketplaces to the motorways, the shopping malls to the slums, we see an incredibly diverse range of Filipino life.
Connect with Filipino Young Adults
We will be welcomed by a group of young adults from the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) at Adamson University in Manila and have an opportunity to spend time getting to our new friends, their history and culture.
Note: Applications close Friday 29 June 2018
Formation in Marist Spirituality
Our immersion to the Philippines will equip you with an experience of living the Gospel as a Marist Young Adult Community. We will take time to reflect on contemporary issues of life faith and justice, through the lens of Marist Spirituality.