Domestic and International Aid Project for Residents

The John XXIII College Community Outreach Project (formally known as The Solomon Islands Project) is a chance for John XXIII College residents to contribute to the broader Australian community. The proposed outreach project is a 5-7 day trip to the Mutitjulu Community in Central Australia. The Mutitjulu community is at the base of in Uluru, about half an hour from Ayers Rock Airport. The purpose and aim of the trip (planned later in the year) is to facilitate a connection between the Mutitjulu community, and the College, with the vision of contributing the Mutitjulu community in a meaningful way into the future.

This is a voluntary opportunity and is afforded to the participants at the discretion of the College. It carries with it obligations to act in accordance with the specific duties contained in this information sheet and those provided by the Deputy Head of College. Participants are also obliged to act with good faith and in a way which reflects positively on the College.

The Solomon Islands Project began in 2004 when the college fundraised to carry out work on the island of Savo in the Solomon Islands. Four students went over to the Solomon Islands and worked on a range of projects on the island. The project continued throughout 2005, culminating in a second group of students travelling to the Solomon Islands in 2005/06. This group examined the progress of the projects on Savo from the previous year, as well as implementing a wide range of projects on the island of Malaita.

For further information on the Domestic & International Aid Project, please contact our Deputy Head of College on 02 6125 6900 today!