by NZ CATHOLIC staff
Volunteers have collected boxes of new stationery for particular inmates in the Clendon Women’s Prison in south
In the middle of winter, the leaders of the St Dominic’s College Vinnies group in west Auckland invited a university lecturer who oversees the NCEA programme in the prison to speak to their group.
From this meeting, the students learnt about the importance of the NCEA programme for those women and how much they need support to get stationery and textbooks.
The Vinnies leaders immediately launched an appeal in their schools and contacted 12 other Catholic schools
in Auckland to let them know about the project. The students of those other schools wasted no time in launching
their stationery appeal for the prison’s residents.
As of September, more than 40 full boxes of brand new stationery and secondhand text books had been collected.