Embark on a journey of a life-time.

“the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” - Saint Augustine

Join as SPCC Port Stephens students start on a transformative experience over 9-months. Together we’ll flick through the pages of “the world”, connecting with our neighbours near and far, broadening our understanding of the world and our role in it as global citizens. 

This holistic program is more than just a 8 day educational trip; it's an opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the complexity of poverty and learn how to love our global neighbours through compassion and action. You will be fully supported by SPCC staff, the dedicated team at Compassion Australia as well as Inspired Adventure's expert fundraising coaches.


Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. — Proverbs 31:8-9

fast facts


9th - 18th October 2024

9 day trip, 8 day program



Travel package per person

*Include flights, insurance & all on ground costs




 (per person) to support the Philippines in the aftermath of cyclone Odette


Years 9 - 10

20 places available

The difference you'll make

Collectively the students will be raising funds to help provide much-needed disaster relief to 896 Compassion-assisted children and families across three child development centres in Cebu, Philippines following the devastating impact of Typhoon Odette/Rai. Through the generosity of this fundraising, local church partners and Compassion-assisted families will be supported through the ongoing recovery.

Program Inclusions

  • Program Duration:
    • The program runs from February to December 2024.
  • Pre-Trip:
    • In the months leading up to the trip, students will participate in six "preparing to go" sessions where they’ll learn about global poverty, the Philippines, effective and responsible aid and development, as well as cultural sensitivities. Parents are also encouraged to attend the sessions before departure.
      Additionally, students will be empowered to move with compassion, advocating for and fundraising for those who’re most affected by natural disasters like cyclone Odette/Rai, children living in poverty. Inspired Adventures will walk alongside students as fundraising coaches to ensure that their fundraising efforts are maximised for impact, where it’s needed most.
  • During Trip:
    • The trip will run for 9 days and 8 nights in the Philippines, offering a blend of educational and character-building experiences.
      Four days dedicated to visiting Compassion’s local church partners to engage with children in Child Development Centres and see the Compassion program in action in the aftermath of cyclone Odette/Rai. Experience the opportunity to meet with leaders of the international Aid and Development community.
      Four cultural days for enhanced understanding of the local context through sightseeing. Two virtual connections: one with the school and one with students' parents in Australia. Evening debriefs for students to reflect daily and write letters to their future selves, which Compassion sends back after 1, 2, and 3 months.
  • Post-Trip Engagement:
    • Advocacy opportunities for students to share their experiences, the stories of the people they met, and the insights gained with their school and community.
    • This phase aims to reinforce the trip's impact and the learnings.
  • Additional Features:
    • Team devotions and engaging interactions with Compassion staff and global church partners are integral to the trip. Connecting with the biblical call to ‘Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. — Isaiah 1:17’ is a key component of building empathy and character, encouraging students to move through their lives serving others with compassion.
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Why join?


build Relationships

This program offers the opportunity to not only enrich school involvement but also to build enduring connections among students, parents, teachers, and the broader community, all while collaborating towards the goal of freeing children from poverty in Jesus' name.



This program aims to transform hearts and inspire compassion through education. Exposing students to the complexities of poverty, broadening their understanding, and inspiring them to love their global neighbours is a key part of this holistic experience.


real world Impact

The program equips and motivates students to fundraise $2,500 - $5,000 each to support Compassion's work, uniting the school and its community around a shared goal, to support the rebuilding of communities in the Philippines in the aftermath of Cyclone Odette. It includes a comprehensive support system with fundraising plans, workshops, and regular communication from Compassion and Inspired Adventures.


Day 1- 4: Community Connection

Day 1: Travel to Cebu
Days 2-4: Cebu Compassion project visits

Day 4 - 9: Experience the Philippines

Day 5: Adventure and Sightseeing, travel to Manila
Day 6: Manila City Compassion project visit
Days 7-9: Adventure and sightseeing, depart for Sydney
Day 10: Arrive Sydney

Adventure highlights!

1.Tagaytay Tour

2. La Mesa Eco Park

3.Old Manila Tour

4.Cebu City Tour


Our connection

The Philippines is a nation of stunning natural beauty, vibrant cultural diversity, and resilient communities. Compassion has partnered with local churches in the Philippines since 1972, resourcing them to provide holistic child development for more than 103,166 children who are currently registered in Compassion programs as well as 1,125 mums and babies being supported towards strong and hope-filled futures. For more information, visit https://www.compassion.com.au/where-we-work/philippines


Find Out More

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