Today, more than half a million children in Vietnam live with a disability. Even though the right to an education is mandated by Vietnamese law, thousands of school-aged children in Vietnam stay at home or sit uninvolved in classrooms because of a disability. When these children become adults, they face serious disadvantages in life due to the gap in their education. Many are trapped in a perpetual cycle of intergenerational poverty and discrimination.
What initially began as a humble effort to reduce waste at St Brigid’s Primary School in Raymond Terrace quickly developed into a whole school environmental action plan that secured them as the victors of the NSW Minister’s Young Climate Champions Award.
An inclusive, interfaith event is being held this Saturday at the Hunter Wetlands Centre, which encourages attendees to reflect on their own faith journey and listen and learn from others’ experiences.
On Wednesday, the grey skies cleared to make way for a truly colourful celebration in Hamilton South as hundreds of residents and service providers gathered for the 42nd anniversary of its community hall.