Marist Solidarity is the name given to the over-arching arm of the international aid and volunteering offices of the Australian Province.
It works to empower young people by enhancing their human dignity and developing their capacity to transform their own lives and communities.
Marist Asia-Pacific Solidarity (MAPS) FUND
The MAPS Fund was established by the Marist Province of Australia to support mission and life throughout Asia and the Pacific Islands.
The fund supports a variety of projects that are not considered to be development work. These projects range from formation of lay people in faith communities and Marist Brothers through to community support where welfare is required as a short-term or long-term measure.
The MAPS Fund is a fund of the Trustees of the Marist Brothers, Province of Australia. The fund’s purpose is to provide financial support for Marist Brothers’ life and mission in the region of Asia and the Pacific. The projects supported fall outside the development and alleviation of poverty goals of ACFID and DFAT’s OAGDS criteria which are the concern of the Australian Marist Solidarity (AMS).
The projects include:
- Support of international Marist Brothers’ community and mission needs.
- Small educational projects.
- Projects of other Marist congregations.
The MAPS Fund is used to progress mission and life throughout the Asia and the Pacific. In 2018, the MAPS Fund has been used to help resource projects in 23 countries.
OTHER SOLIDARITY OFFICES
AMS is an agency responsible for our international development projects in Asia and the Pacific Islands. These projects adhere to the development criteria set out by the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID).