Our Philippines Missions
The Philippine Region was established in 1987 on the island of Mindanao and our first mission was among the Dulangan Menubo tribal people at Kulaman. The Sisters established a hostel for girls from remote villages to enable them to have access to education and a health centre providing primary health care. These projects have grown to also include women’s empowerment, agriculture and a food producing co-operative to enhance both the health and self-sustainability of the people. In Cotabato City they have outreach programs among the very poor and one Sister works as a peace advocate among displaced peoples due to internal conflicts. Partnerships with RNDM schools and parishes in Australia and USA provide personnel as well as financial support for this missionary outreach to continue. Sacred Heart Girls College, Oakleigh, have an ongoing partnership with Kulaman Girls Hostel and have regular immersion programs for students and teachers.
Featured Projects: 3
Number of professed Sisters: 17
Project 1 – Kuya Centre, Manila
Project 2 – Kulaman Girls’ Hostel
Since 2010 Sacred Heart Girls College, Oakleigh have developed a partnership with Kulaman Girls Hostel. The College has adopted the mission to the Menubo people in Kulaman and continued a firm friendship with the tribal girls at the Delesan Kailawan Centre. Each year teachers and students have immersion programs where they have opportunities of meeting each other and sharing more about each others culture. The College accepts the responsibility of raising funds and at the same time raising awareness of the importance of education for the development of these girls and women.