Each year since 2007 the New Zealand Catholic Primary Principals' Association (NZCPPA) have partnered with Caritas to run a Mufti Mania day to build solidarity through raising money for poor and vulnerable communities.
During this time Catholic Schools across New Zealand have raised more than $100,000 to support schools in the Pacific.
This year on July 8th New Zealand Catholic primary schools joined together for Mufti Mania to raise awareness and funds for a small school in Gizo Diocese, Solomon Islands called St John Bosco Primary. Located in Nila in the Shortlands of Western Province, this small school of three teachers and 80 students is in need of building repairs including the construction of new toilets. Knowing the importance of looking after teachers and students, this initiative is crucial to enhancing the teaching and learning at the school. More than $15,000 was raised to help with the building and repairs.
Download a poster and information PowerPoint for schools below.
In 2015 Mufti Mania was held at the end of term two on Friday 8th July. Over 60 Catholic primary schools got involved and raised $20,000 to provide new school resources for two Catholic Primary Schools in Auki, Malaita Province, Solomon Islands. St John’s Dala Primary is a school of 420 students and Takwa Primary School is a small school consisting of 27 students.
Please make out your cheques to: NZCPPA Mufti Mania
Post your donations to:
Paul Richardson Principal
Sacred Heart School
63 North Road, Dunedin 9010.