Calling on students to have the Courage to Care

UPSTANDING: Alycia Abdy, Jye Moon, George Deutsch, Portia Whitehead and Joshua Hunt take up the Courage to Care challenge: to stand up for what's right, rather than be a bystander, when faced with injustice.

UPSTANDING: Alycia Abdy, Jye Moon, George Deutsch, Portia Whitehead and Joshua Hunt take up the Courage to Care challenge: to stand up for what’s right, rather than be a bystander, when faced with injustice.

The Courage to Care team is in Bendigo, providing workshops for secondary school students on racism, bigotry, persecution and bullying, and making a big impression on students and their teachers.

Standing before a group of Bendigo students in St Killian’s Hall, Holocaust survivor George Deutsch shared his story with an audience other than family and friends for the first time. 

“It was very emotional, but it was very rewarding because I feel I am honouring the people in France who looked after my family and who are the reason I am still alive today,” he said. 

Read the whole story at the Bendigo Advertiser.

 

The opposite of a hero is not a villain, it’s a bystander

In a recent article in The Age (see link below), Philip Zimbardi, the world-renowned psychologist, speaks about how we can inspire and train ordinary people to do heroic deeds.  The world, Zimbardo says, needs heroes.

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Concert at Raheen: Nellie In Her Own Write

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Join us for this exclusive fundraising concert hosted by Jeanne Pratt AC on Sunday 6 November, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm at Raheen, 94 Studley Park Road, Kew.

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Local Hero Daniel Cowan impresses at opening

“It’s not about the good I’ve done, it’s about the people being helped”

Mosaic of three photos featuring Daniel Cowan

On Tuesday 24 May, at the official opening of the Courage to Care Wangaratta Exhibition Program, Wangaratta local Daniel Cowan was presented with an award as a Courage to Care Local Hero for his work in helping to build the lives of others.

When Daniel Cowan, aged 19, left home in Wangaratta for the first time, to travel on his own and find himself, he headed to the Philippines to volunteer for three months at a small outreach program in the slums of Mandaue city on the island of Cebu. (more…)

Righteous hero Kees Hos passes

 

Kees (Cornelis) Hos (b 1916) passed away in Auckland on 3 December 2015. (more…)