The Caritas Challenge is an annual event for schools and youth groups around New Zealand to demonstrate solidarity with those living with poverty or injustice.
In 2019, more than 12,500 keen participants took part in the Caritas Challenge and raised much needed awareness for South Sudanese families who have been displaced as a result of conflict, famine and poverty. Standing together in solidarity, even from the other side of the world, these Caritas Challenge superstars did indeed bring a lifetime of change raising more than $60,000. These funds have been used in camps throughout for vulnerable families in South Sudan.
This nationwide event offers hands-on experiences that are fun and informative to raise funds for those most in need in 2020.
During the Challenge, youth are encouraged to undertake an activity for up to 24 hours as a call to action to raise awareness of social justice in your own communities and beyond.
For more information, please contact Teresa Shanks
See photos from around the country of groups that took on the Caritas Challenge in 2019: