Australian Marist Solidarity (AMS) is the international agency for the aid and development work of the Marist Province of Australia throughout Asia and the Pacific Islands. AMS works with the people in this region on a combination of long-term and short-term development projects. These projects aim to develop or support locally sustained education opportunities for the young people in these regions.
Australian Marist Solidarity (AMS) works to ensure that all young people have access to educational opportunities. We believe education has the power to eradicate poverty. With your help, we support grassroots movements run by local people, by empowering them to make a change in their community. Working across Asia and the Pacific, our projects focus on providing access to education for vulnerable young people, building facilities for the future to ensure safe spaces for learning, and investing in resilience and readiness to help young people who need a little extra support to thrive in learning environments. Together, we transform the lives of young people by raising awareness of the power of education, and the funds that make it possible. Together, we bring hope.
It is important to note that many of our supporter communities in Australia hold strong direct connections and relationships with our partner communities through long term partnerships and initiatives such as school immersion programs hosted by our partner communities. These relationships further strengthen our approach of partnership and solidarity, echoing this commitment to solidarity being very much a ‘two-way street’ for learning from, growing with and supporting each other in a variety of ways.
Links to the Australian Marist Solidarity Project Websites below (LINK):
Papua New Guinea
Early Childhood Education Centre, Bougainville
St Dominic’s Rural Training Centre, Vanga Point
St Marcellin Primary School and Kindergarten, Vanga Point
Lycée et Collège Technique St Michel, Santo