AFAS STUDENTS,

a ministry outreach of Villanova College, exists to educate Villanova students in social justice. At the same time, it offers staff, students and their families the opportunity to make a small contribution to the wellbeing of some people in the Philippines.

A biannual experience of exposure, travel and community living in the Philippines is a major strategy in the education process. Students raise the money to fund their expenses for this excursion. They prepare for a cross cultural experience and reflect on Catholic social justice teaching, and work with the Villanova community to raise the funds needed to execute the projects accomplished while in the Philippines.

While in the Philippines students are hosted by communities connected to the Augustinian family. Close and ongoing links have been established with the Augustinian Order in the Philippines, and several Augustinian educational institutions and the communities whom they serve. Cooperation between Villanova and its Augustinian connections results in a safe, rich and educational experience for the students who participate.

AFAS students, 2015.

AFAS students, 2015.

AFAS students, 2017.

AFAS students, 2017.