Help­ing needy an eye opener

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

HELP­ING those in need in Ti­mor-Leste has given a group of stu­dents from the Univer­sity of Notre Dame an eye open­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Part of the univer­sity’s Ex­pe­ri­ence the World pro­gram, and team­ing up with not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion Car­i­tas Aus­tralia, stu­dents spent the 10-day trip work­ing along­side lo­cals in women’s shel­ters, col­lect­ing cof­fee beans, har­vest­ing veg­eta­bles and help­ing in schools.

Stu­dent Phoebe Whittingto­n said the ex­pe­ri­ence was both eye open­ing and hum­bling.

“See­ing the sheer work­load this group of women had to un­der­take was hard to swal­low,” she said.

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