Gawura students celebrate NAIDOC Week at St Andrew's Cathedral. © Vivienne For/ABM 2019.
EACH DAY THIS MONTH
ABM Prayer Theme: Give thanks for the work and witness of Gawura . A part of St Andrew’s Cathedral School in Sydney, Gawura is a unique, coeducational Kindergarten to Year 6 day school for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who live at home with their families. Engagement of the Gawura families, parents and carers is critical to the success of the program. With up to 28 students, Gawura is a highly acclaimed, highly regarded ‘lighthouse’ model for Indigenous education, offering students a supportive, nurturing space where they feel secure and learn at their own skill level, participating in individual numeracy and literacy programs. They achieve academic milestones daily and grow in their abilities in academic subjects, sport and the arts.
FRIDAY 23 AUGUST
◊ ABM Prayer for the Day: Give thanks for ABM’s long-standing friendships with Anglican partners around the world. Unlike other aid agencies, ABM does not treat partners in developing countries as sub-contractors. We have true friendships that stand the test of time. Some of these friendships (like those with ACPNG and the Anglican Church of Melanesia) have endured for more than a century.
◊ Australian Cycle of Prayer: The Diocese of Tasmania – Bishop Richard Condie, the Assistant Bishop, clergy and people
◊ UN: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition