OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Headmasters of Catholic schools will sleep outdoors among 16 000 homeless to draw attention to this plague

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - The executive Headmaster of Catholic schools in Sydney, Dan White, has decided to provide himself a cardboard and a hat to protect himself from the cold when he sleeps among the homeless to raise money for them. This is what we read in the local newspaper "Inner West Courier" according to a statement released by the Australian Catholic newspaper CathNews. White, along with the executive headmaster of the Australian Society of St. Vincent de 'Paoli, Vinnies, will sleep away from home at the Luna Park, one of the meeting places of the homeless, on 16 June. "About 16 000 people sleep anywhere every night, most of them are women and children, and this is not acceptable in a rich country like ours", said White. "Vinnies is working hard to break down common stereotypes about the homeless and provide them security, warmth and dignity that they deserve". For one night, White and other executive headmasters of 800 schools across Australia will change their roles for one night, drawing attention to the need to seek a dignified solution for the life of the homeless. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 06/14/2011)