GAPS on placement

As part of the Challenge 2000 GAP Year programme, our 9 GAP students spend a month long placement in different places of New Zealand, serving and participating in missions.

The GAP students went on to Kopua Monastery in the Hawkes Bay, on the LSV programme in Hobsonville, Auckland, worked at the Auckland City Mission and with St Vincent de Paul’s, travelled south and spent time in the lower South Island with a Marist Priest and also spent time in Wellington working on missions with Challenge 2000.

Dylan and Jared went to St Joseph’s Primary School in Port Chalmers and shared in their morning prayer and then helped out by painting seating on our paved area. After morning tea they played sports with the children. They both spoke well about their Gap Year Programme and of the benefits of being on it. The school commented that both the boys were “exceptional men” and thanked Challenge 2000 “for providing our children with fantastic role models. Corrine, St Joseph’s Primary School
Below are some photos of the fun the children had with Dylan and Jared.