Sudbury Catholic District School Board

June 03, 2019

St. Benedict students show solidarity for those in the world dealing with forced migration

Students walk together outside

This past week, students in grade 10 classes walked to Mallard’s Landing to show support in ending forced migration of people. The students enjoyed a beautiful nature walk, something forced migrants don’t get a chance to enjoy when they are fleeing wars, persecution, natural disasters or extreme poverty.  

The proceeds from this dress down day will go to support Development and Peace, a Catholic organization that works to promote this cause. The effort was part of the “Share the Journey” campaign that Pope Francis launched in 2017 to show solidarity for forced migrants.  

More than five hundred dollars was collected for the charitable organization.The students also completed postcards that will be forwarded to Parliament Hill.  So far more than 10 thousand of these postcards have been sent to Ottawa addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Way to go Bears!We stand in solidarity with 68.5 million children, women and men who have been forced to flee their homes. 

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