Qld Governor Launches Caritas Australia Project Compassion 2010 In Brisbane

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QLD Governor launches Caritas Australia Project Compassion 2010 in Brisbane

On Tuesday February 16, Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley, with Archbishop John Bathersby will launch the largest

aid and development fundraising campaign in Australia, Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion. 

Tuesday’s launch marks the beginning of Caritas Australia’s six-week fundraising effort highlighting the progress and

challenges of the Millennium Development Goals. 

Through the stories and accomplishments of six Caritas Australia program participants profoundly affected by poverty,

Project Compassion calls on Australians to strengthen the global pledge to eradicate poverty and injustice worldwide by



Mitshabu, Caritas Australia’s African Program Coordinator will speak at the launch, recounting her personal

experiences from life in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and underscoring the value and urgency of Caritas’

local development programs throughout Africa. 

Whilst the global community is on track to eradicate extreme poverty by 2015, Lulu’s escape from the Congo and her

stories of the conflict, corruption and sexual violence experienced so many people in her country, are a stark reminder

of how far we have to go to achieve justice in our global community. 

Caritas Australia hope this year’s Project Compassion will strengthen Australia’s capacity to engage with communities

affected by poverty and build the support necessary to realise the eight Millennium Development Goals both within

Australia and globally. 


Greg Craven, Vice Chancellor  – Australian Catholic University

Lulu Mitshabu, African Program Coordinator – Caritas Australia

Penelope Wensley, Governor QLD

Archbishop John Bathersby, Archbishop of Brisbane


February 16, 2010




Peter W Sheehan Building, Australian Catholic University, Nudgee.

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