Since 2007, Catholic schools around New Zealand have held a special mufti day each year to support small school communities around the Pacific.
For Mufti Mania in 2021 we supported a school in West Papua called Kristus Raja School. The students at this small school have felt the impact of the pandemic and been in lockdown since March 2020! The majority of students come from poorer families and have found remote learning a real challenge. The school was built back in 1970 and the buildings are wearing out.
More than $23,000 was raised in 2021 and enabled the repair of toilets and bathrooms and provided hundreds of new desks, chairs and resources for students now they have returned to school.
On 19 January 2022 (see image above) more than a hundred brand new desks and chairs were delivered to the staff and students at Kristus Raja School. Over the last couple of months, local carpenters have been making the new furniture to replace older broken desks and chairs in classrooms. When the first batch arrived, students were really excited to help move their new furniture to their classrooms. They wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone in New Zealand who was part of Mufti Mania in 2021 and helped make it happen.
Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun last year and made a difference for the students of Kristus Raja School!
Watch this space as there will be exciting developments in 2022 for this project. We look forward to supporting a school in Bethlehem later in the year. For now keep FRIDAY JULY 8 free for your very own non-uniform day. We'll tell you more soon...