Since June 16 Zacharia Machiek and Janet Dyne have been walking through the cities, towns and national parks of northern New South Wales. Along the way they have been talking to Australians from all walks of life about how the new nation of South Sudan is struggling to provide the children of that country with the education that they need and deserve. They have also been raising funds to build a primary school in a poor village in that country. The message that Zacharia has sought to convey to everyone he has spoken to is that education is a powerful weapon to change lives and harsh conditions of existence. Moreover, it is the bedrock of South Sudan’s hope for a brighter future.
Hope Road: Walk for South Sudan invites the public of Sydney to participate in the Walk on its final day. Show your support for Zacharia’s vision and help build the Anek Mathiang school in the underprivileged village of Abyei Achok by walking with Zacharia and Janet on Sunday July 27. The walk and other activities on Sunday morning will be the climax of Zacharia and Janet’s long walk for hope. Those who join the Hope Road walkers will get the chance to take in some of Sydney’s most stunning views from the vantage point of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The Hope Road walkers after having walked for 41 days and covered approximately 900 kilometres will be completing their journey on Sunday July 27. Lets give them a great welcome home by walking the last 5 kilometres of the Hope Road Walk with them. The final leg of the Walk begins from Mary Mackillop Place and proceeds across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and through the Botanical Gardens to Cathedral Square in College Street (in front of St Mary’s Cathedral). The short walk promises to be stunning and you are welcome to join in.
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Zacharia, Janet and their supporters will be welcomed to Cathedral Square (10:15 – 10:30). Stalls will be busy selling Hope Road T-shirts.
During this period, there will be the opportunity for those who want to attend church to do so.
Tim Costello, Chief Executive Officer of World Vision Australia and Chair of the Community Council of Australia will be giving the closing address of the Hope Road Walk. Tim is a well recognised voice on social justice, leadership and ethics and he has a passion for justice and for helping to alleviate the suffering of poor communities in the developing world.
Be in Cathedral Square at midday to hear Tim’s topical closing address.
The Hope Road Homecoming Walk – 9:00am – 10:30
Hope Road Activities in Cathedral Square – 10:15am – 12:00 noon
Closing Address of the Hope Road Walk – 12:00 noon
0425 212 518
Cathedral Square is a quick walk from St James train station and close to bus stops along William and Elizabeth Streets.