Recent Association News

2018 Asia Pacific Disabled Youth Camp
Date Posted: 06/12/2018

Pictured: “Team Thailand’ ready for the camp, returning with the Christopher Cup for the 2018 competition

The second Order of Malta Asia Pacific Disabled Youth Camp was held between 6 – 8 June at the Villa Escudero in Tiaong, Quezon in the Philippines.

‘Team Australia’ comprised of four participants; Shelly Bantine and Solon Toiava from Punchbowl, Thuy Le from Lakemba and Christien Saklawy from Greenacre. They were joined by their carers and volunteers Kelseah Parnell and Maddy Hardjono.

For all participants it was their first time visiting the Philippines. For Thuy, it was his second Asia Pacific Camp where he was able to reconnect with friends he met last year in Singapore.

Activities at the camp included pool volleyball, arts and crafts, obstacle relays, chess and a popular Philippine game called sungka. It also featured inspirational talks, fellowship and spiritual activities.

The following video captures the three day of camp activities.

The 2019 Asia Pacific Camp will be held in Hong Kong in October. If you know any young disabled people (aged 18 – 30) who would be interested in participating, please email info@smom.org.au