A Fellowship Program to the Solomon Islands in 2018

19 December 2017 | General Interest

Santa Sabina Ex Students are invited to apply for a Fellowship which will enable two young women to undertake an Immersion/Service experience with the Dominican Sisters in Solomon Islands for up to three weeks in 2018. The fellowship will be funded by Santa Sabina Dominican Ex Students’ Association and the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and Solomon Islands.

The Fellowships cover travel and living expenses to the value of $3000 each.
The purpose of these Fellowships will be to provide an opportunity to travel to Solomon Islands, to stay with the Dominican Sisters and to engage with the local communities with whom they live and work. The approach is based on respect and equality and once relationships have been formed opportunities may arise where knowledge and skills are shared.

Through this heightened awareness of the Solomon Islands’ community, it will be expected that on their return, the participants will give presentations to various groups of students and adults and in so doing will raise the profile of our Dominican connections. They may also be part of activities organised by the Ex Students’ Association to promote social justice.

In order to be considered, applicants must have successfully demonstrated an understanding of the purpose of the fellowship and be willing and able to participate for two to three weeks sometime between March to end of October 2018. Timing is negotiated with the Dominican Sisters and the Solomon Islands Support Group.

The closing date is 2 February 2018

Enquiries to Sr Rose Mary Kinne op: rkinne@netspace.net.au
Phone: Las Casas Centre Winton Santa Sabina Campus: 9715 3935
Elizabeth Pooley: mobile: 0413 269 176; elizabethpooley@optusnet.com.au