The Caritas Challenge is an annual event for schools and youth groups around New Zealand to demonstrate solidarity with those living with poverty or injustice.
In 2016 the Caritas Challenge was launched around the country on the weekend of 1-2 April and ran 1 April - 15 May.
This nationwide event offers hands-on experiences that are fun and informative, while raising funds for our important work.
During the Challenge, youth are encouraged to undertake an activity for 24 hours that brings them closer to the living conditions of those less fortunate, and there are four challenges to choose from: Move It, Live It, Sweat It and Stop It.
Caritas Challenge 2016 focused on Cambodia. On a daily basis, many Cambodians face social injustice such as loss of land, the effects of climate change, human rights breaches and economic instability.
Caritas invites you to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Cambodia for the Caritas Challenge!
For more information, please contact: Michael Stewart on (04) 496 1781
See photos from around the country of groups that took on the Challenge this year, below: