Students and teachers from Villanova College, Australia through the A. F. A.S. or Australian Filipino Augustinian Solidarity met the homeless children living around the Basilica complex. The Basilica del Sto. Niño Children’s Welfare Foundation, Inc. arranged the encounter on September 17, 2017 during the weekly feeding program. It was a fun-filled encounter for both the children and the visiting Australians.
AFAS is a Filipino-Australian organization in Villanova College aiming to send their students to the Philippines for a month-long exposure on the life and faith of the Filipinos. The visit to the foundation was only one of their many destinations. Prior to their visit, they been to Divino Amore Academy in Mohon, Talisay, City, and Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, Augustinian Novitiate and Prayer House and Sto. Niño Candle House and other Augustinian institutions in the Philippines.