Walk My Way is back for 2022 and already having an impact on the lives of children living as refugees. ALWS hopes to raise enough to support 10,000 children to go to school through its walking challenge again this year.
Recently International Refugee Week was recognised. Such occasions are a chance to reflect on our response to people in this predicament, says LCANZ Cross-Cultural Ministry Facilitator Craig Heidenreich.
A record turnout of more than 650 members and friends of our LCANZ family walked or cycled up to 26 kilometres through South Australia’s Barossa Valley on Saturday 1 May to support thousands of refugee children to go to school.
When COVID-19 forced ALWS to cancel Walk My Way public events in 2020, there were fears children in refugee camps might miss out on support to go to school. Yet our Lutheran family rallied. And next month’s Walk My Way in SA’s Barossa Valley is another chance to bring love to life.
While they may come from opposite sides of the world, a wonderful connection has developed between a group of Lutheran ladies from the Adelaide Hills and 25 refugee children from Blair Athol North Primary School, thanks to a remote-teaching project that has blossomed into meaningful friendships.