Philippines Solidarity Journeys: Bookings available for school, community and business groups during the school holidays.
June / July
September / October
December / January
Purpose of the Journey
This immersion experience to the Philippines offers an opportunity to connect at a grassroots level with some of the global majority poor, oppressed and marginalised and to witness the work of the church as it takes up Christ’s mission to inaugurate the reign of God in our world. Participants will have an experience that jolts. Their experiences of the church and the deep faith of the people they connect with have the potential to deepen their own spirituality and faith in ways that will inspire them to ponder their own mission in the world.
Contact us for more information about this and other immersion programs.
|Day 1||Travel to Manila: Accommodation at St John of the Cross Seminary or with Mt Carmel Shrine parish community|
|Day 2||Sr Badette Humbid Social Justice Projects with youth|
|Day 3||Sr Badette Humbid Social Justice Projects|
|Day 4||Malacanans Palace; Imelda Marcos’ shoes; Shrine of People Power|
|Day 5||Manila to Olangapo: Accomodation at PREDA|
|Day 6||Witness work of PREDA with children rescued from exploitation. Engage with youth and children at PREDA|
|Day 7||Visit Fair Trade Producers. Visit Indigenous community Eco-Village housing project|
|Day 8||Join Rescue Teams for prison visit|
|Day 9||Rest and de-brief|
|Day 10||Olangapo to Corderilla region of Northern Luzon|
|Day 11||Authentic village immersion with indigenous mountain tribe gaining insights into issues of dispossession associated with mining on ancestral domains|
|Day 12||Authentic village Immersion with indigenous mountain tribe|
|Day 13||Return to Manlla|
|Day 14||Depart Manlla|
PREDA’s mission is winning freedom and a new life for children mired in poverty, abandoned, exploited, abused, on the streets, in hunger and in jails, helping abused women, indigenous people, protecting the environment and alleviating poverty through micro-credit and fair trade initiatives. The Director of PREDA is Irish priest Fr Shay Cullen.