At Trinity, all our community outreach programs fall under the banner of Harambee. Harambee is an African tradition in which a community will come together to help itself. It literally means ‘all pull together’. At the heart of Harambee’s vision is the idea that the entire Trinity Community will pull together and stand in solidarity with those on the margins. Harambee is committed to justice and peace for all, grounded in a spirituality of action and reflection that calls us to stand in solidarity with those who are oppressed and marginalised. No person achieves anything in life without the help and support of those around him.
Harambee’s Outreach Program in 2015 includes:
LOCAL PROGRAMS • Year 9 Community Service – assisting the elderly and special needs children • Year 10 Good Grub and Servants – conversations with people suffering from a mental health illness • Run for the Kids and the Good Friday Appeal – supporting the Royal Children’s Hospital • House System – raising funds for Canteen, White Ribbon Day, and Anglicare
NATIONAL PROGRAMS • Close the Gap – raising awareness and funds for Indigenous health equality • Dadirri program – Indigenous scholarships, cultural awareness programs such as the Reconciliation Exhibition, guest speakers and Walk to the ‘G’ • Maree-Arabunna Aboriginal Tour, Lake Eyre, South Australia – September term break, 2015 • Oenpelli Indigenous program, West Arnhem Land – April and September term breaks, 2015 • Tiwi Island Father and Son Indigenous Immersion – late January
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS • Walk for Women – Achieving gender equality and ending violence against women and girls • Harambee Dinner – August 15, 2015 – Raising funds for educational and basic health needs for the Philippines and East Africa • Philippines Immersion – December, 2015 • Year 9, 10 and 11 Harambee East African Immersion to Uganda and Rwanda – April 2016 • Old Trinity Grammarians’ and Parents’ Harambee East African Immersion to Uganda and Rwanda – September term break, 2016