Alternative to Schoolies Initiative Philippines

LEADER: Alternative to Schoolies Initiative co-ordinator Geraldine Edar-Ralph.
LEADER: Alternative to Schoolies Initiative co-ordinator Geraldine Edar-Ralph.

AN information session will be held on Monday for the 2017 Alternative to Schoolies Initiative Philippines. 

Geraldine Edar-Ralph will again be the driving force behind the project which will focus on helping build community infrastructure in the Philippines.

The information session will be held at 6pm at the Archie Graham Centre in Warrnambool. 

In the past, the project team has featured a large number of youth from Warrnambool and the Moyne Shire and this is again expected to be the case.

The initiative was developed as an alternative activity for students wanting to mark the end of their secondary schooling. 

The first trip to the Philippines was held in 2010 with a group returning every year since then.

The achievements from last year’s trip included building a boarding facility for under privileged children and a youth centre.