The Loreto network of schools, Sisters and colleagues provides educational support for Indigenous communities, refugees, asylum seekers, people with disabilities, prisoners in urban, rural and remote areas and the new Loreto Primary School in Timor Leste.
The Schools ‘Courage to Move’ invites all Loreto Schools to expand their outreach to bring quality education to a community of significant disadvantage.
In Vietnam, the Loreto Vietnam Australia Program LVAP has won world-wide acclaim for enhancing educational opportunities for disadvantaged Vietnamese children, particularly in remote rural areas. Thousands of children have benefited from the enhanced school facilities including well-resourced libraries, computer rooms and refurbished classrooms plus having access to bicycles to get them to school.
The tagline of LVAP is ‘Lifting Learners Into The Future.’
In Australia, every year grade 9 Loreto Normanhurst students engage in an Outreach Experience in Far North Queensland. Over the course of the two weeks students are able to interact with a number of Indigenous Communities. Through these experiences they develop a shared understanding of the injustice indigenous people have faced in the past and the issues they must confront in the present. After their journey it is hoped the students will understand their future responsibilities.
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Former LVAP CEO Trish Franklin ibvm with a student learning to read English.
Young students reading a book donated by LVAP.
Grade 9 Loreto Normanhurst students on their Far North Queensland Experience.
John XXIII students assisting in building the school in Timor Leste.