Every year our school is asked to sponsor children living in South African townships by supporting the work of the Imibala Trust. St. Mary's will be sponsoring three new children from ACJ Pakade Primary in September. After our Christmas productions and plays both at School and at Church, we ask for parental contributions. This money goes towards the children's welfare and education.
The children from South Africa write to us every year to thank us for supporting their schooling and their uniforms.
St. Mary's continues to support the education and welfare of children in Indonesia. Plan International write to us annually to update us on the children’s health, education, and family circumstances. They also update us on the progress and changes made in the villages in which they live. Our sponsored children live in remote and under-developed towns and villages and are supported wonderfully by Plan International. They work alongside the families to improve their poor living conditions and help dig wells, introduce fresh clean water supplies and sanitary systems. They help communities to work together, introduce healthcare and welfare schemes, and build hospitals, schools, and community centres.