Indonesia
Project Integrative Programs for Poor Pupils

Santa Maria Kindergarten and Santa Maria Elementary School, Kediri - East Java, Indonesia

- School’s Fee for Children of Kindergarten and Elementary School
- Giving nutrition for Children of Kindergarten and Elementary School
- Giving Groceries for Children’s families of Kindergarten and Elementary School
Activity which related  with physical need
- School fee and giving uniform 
Our school is non-government school so we have to run our school with fewer subsidies from the government. So the students at our school have to pay the school fee. There are 120 poor students at our school who benefiting from this project, they have the right to get a better education. We help them by the school fee and also we give them uniform so that they have the confidence to study together with other students.
- Giving Nutrition
Our 120 poor students also need the nutrition. Our giving nutrition program is two times a week. We tried to make an interesting and healthy menu for our children, fried noodles, chicken soup, pudding, ice fruits, cake and milk. We made it interesting to encourage our children to love eating vegetables. In four times a year we give their family groceries. We can see that they are becoming healthy and look eagerly to study.
Formation and Activities 
- This year we went to “Gubug Lazaris” Kediri, it is a place to team about organic agriculture. 
At that place the children can learn about the nature, planting and how milking cows. We believe by this program they can be tight together built their close relationship among them and also they can have fun time for releasing their burden in their life. 
We have a dream that our children day by day love their earth. They can have the attention for their earth by planting the vegetables and take care their nature.
Children of Mary be tutorial for the poor in Donayan
- Those who are Catholics joint as members of Children of Mary (COM) to perform charitable and pastoral works such as: Visiting the poor who were sick; Tutorial for the children poor.
- We also have retreat and recollection program for the spiritual accompaniment. 
This year we put Live in program in our retreat to give the chance to the children to see and serve other people who are in need. We believe through this experience can help them to grow in the right way. 
Not only body but also their mind and soul have to be developed. 
That is for their future. 
They are our young generation!
 
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Burkina-Faso
Project of the St. Therese of the Child Jesus Orphanage
Project of the St. Therese of the Child Jesus Orphanage in Loumbila, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).


Objective:
The construction of new collection basins (electrical system, seeds, etc.) and a laboratory (cultivation, harvesting, packaging) to increase the production of spirulina and guarantee the self-financing of the orphanage.


Spirulina is a food supplement for the nutrition of children in difficulty (children who are taken in by the Orphanage and other social and medical centers) in the Loumbila territory.


The Loumbila Orphanage is in itself a missionary witness to the hospitality and aid provided to people in difficulty, especially children, and all those we welcome for catechesis, preparation for the sacraments, and those who strongly live their Christian life.


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Haiti
Institute of Marie Louise de Jésus - Cap-Haitien
Description of the project
Institute of  Marie Louise de Jésus is a school run by the Daughters of Wisdom and works for the population of the North, Northeast and Artibonite area of the island since 1983, especially for the deaf and dumb children.
The school welcomes children from the age of three, and offers educational services from kindergarten to the 9th grade.
Other professional courses are also offered, such as: cutting, sewing, embroidery, crochet, carpentry, cooking, computers, dance.
After the studies, some of our students work at the Institute as teachers; others continue their studies elsewhere; and still others are employed in other fields of work: Thus they are gradually integrated in the society.

Children up to 14 years enrolled: 125
This year there are 167 deaf children, 97 boys and 70 girls. 49 of them are residents and return to their families only for Christmas, Easter and the summer holidays.
In our school we can guarantee two to three daily meals. The students receive health care and specialized care when required.
For both residents and day students, the Institute provide for their needs: uniforms, lessons and transportation, family support, etc.
For the Catholic students catechesis is offered in preparation of the sacraments of Christian initiation.
Every year the children give their contribution to the Universal Fund of the Missionary Childhood.

Algeria
The Diocesan activities in favor of Childhood
The diocese of Laghouat - Ghardaia is one of the largest dioceses in the world and is formed of religious communities at the service of the population, predominantly Muslim. It is represented by about sixty Christians among almost four million inhabitants, spread over a territory four times larger than France. This small presence, made up of about twenty priests and religious men, forty religious women and some lay people, is however devoted to the families, the young people, the disabled, the students and the migrants.
 
Associative status allows us to carry out different activities in a country which is difficult to reach, requires much time to get integrate and where we can work only through the humanitarian aids.
Our presence is therefore oriented towards educational, cultural and women’s empowerment activities;  to follow the children and the young people with severe disabilities; and to support the poorest and the little ones. A fraternal and interreligious dialogue may emerge from these encounters.
In this particular context, our actions concern only the Muslim children and families together with the formation activities offered by the diocese (kindergartens, orientation programs for parents ...)
The lack of primary school and medical care for severely handicapped children limits the activities of nuns, priests and lay people mainly to their own environments and moves.
The teaching of French,  in particular, will facilitate the children to have access to the science sections in the university.
The work done with the kindergarten teachers stimulates the children to a harmonious and integral development.




HISTORY

 

In the mid-nineteenth century, a French bishop, H. E. Charles de Forbin-Janson.  
Regretting that he could not personally leave as a missionary, he asked for advice from Pauline Jaricot, the foundress of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Their exchange of ideas was enlightening and Bishop de Forbin-Janson got the idea to involve the children of France so that through prayer and material cooperation, they could help the Chinese children of their same age. “ONE HAIL MARY A DAY, ONE SMALL COIN A MONTH” was the commitment made by every child from the first moment. This was in 1843, and through this initiative the seed was sown from which the Society germinated. Years later, the motto would be coined, “CHILDREN HELPING CHILDREN”, which sums up well the founder's intuition and the Society's charisma., was upset by the news coming from China about the children who were dying without having received Baptism.

For that era, and even today, making children protagonists of the life of the Church was A REVOLUTIONARY IDEA. In a short time, many countries joined in the initiative and the Society spread from France to Belgium, Spain, Italy and many other nations. On May 3, 1922, mindful of the Society's great contribution to the missions for nearly eighty years, Pope Pius XI made it his own and recognized it as Pontifical. On December 4, 1950, Pope Pius XII created the World Day of the Holy Childhood, and declared the day of the Epiphany as the date for its celebration, but   leaving each nation free to adapt the date to local needs.

Today the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood has put down roots in more than 150 countries.

MISSION

The Society's goals can be summed up as follows:

  • To meet the spiritual and material needs of all children so that they can live worthily as real children of God.

  • To raise children's awareness of their neighbor's needs and teach them the value and power of solidarity and reciprocal support.

  • To make a missionary spirit germinate in children that will accompany them throughout their lives, whether God will guide them to a lay or a religious life, and make them valid and responsible members of society.

What exactly do the missionary children and adolescents do to contribute to the salvation of their peers?

  • Prayer: The children of the Missionary Childhood pray every day for the other children and for the spread of the Gospel message.

  • The Collection: This is the fruit of the missionary children's sacrifices and all those who want to give the world's children a better future. These “gifts” are collected by the National Directions present in the respective countries and sent to the Missionary Childhood Universal Solidarity Fund to be redistributed to millions of needy children in every corner of the world.

Thanks to this aid, so many children can eat, study, have a roof over their heads where they can sleep, take care of themselves and, above all, know Jesus and His proclamation which is made visible through these acts of love. 

  •  Missionary witness: Through their behavior and their message the missionary children are witnesses and a life example for their peers and the whole community.

 Who are the society's beneficiaries?

EVERYONE benefits in some way from the charisma transmitted by the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood.

  • The children members of the Missionary Childhood who grow in faith, sharing and solidarity.

  • The children who receive the grace of prayer and material contribution, the latter especially in the world's poorest places.

  • The Church in general, which is strengthened through the witness of spiritual and material generosity of the Holy Childhood members who, when they grow up, as laypersons or religious, will continue to proclaim the good news.

  • Society in general through the thousands of schools, medical centers, libraries, health care structures and so on that are built, the food and scholastic material that are distributed – all concrete proof that through solidarity and missionary commitment EVEN THE LITTLE ONES CAN ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS.

 THE SOCIETY IS OPEN TO ALL

Even though the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood pertains principally to children and adolescents, who are its real members, the message it proclaims is addressed to all those who wish to collaborate.

In fact, in the formation of child missionaries, the role is very important

  • of the family
  • of educators
  • of animators

 who, through their witness, preparation and dedication form the little missionaries to the values of love, solidarity and sharing.

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Would you like to know if there is a Holy Childhood group in your parish or create one?

Would you like to become an animator of the Holy Childhood?

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HISTORY
 In the mid-nineteenth century, a French bishop, H. E. Charles de Forbin-Janson.  
Regretting that he could not personally leave as a missionary, he asked for advice from Pauline Jaricot, the foundress of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Their exchange of ideas was enlightening and Bishop de Forbin-Janson got the idea to involve the children of France so that through prayer and material cooperation, they could help the Chinese children of their same age. “ONE HAIL MARY A DAY, ONE SMALL COIN A MONTH” was the commitment made by every child from the first moment. This was in 1843, and through this initiative the seed was sown from which the Society germinated. Years later, the motto would be coined, “CHILD...

MISSION
The Society's goals can be summed up as follows: To meet the spiritual and material needs of all children so that they can live worthily as real children of God.

To raise children's awareness of their neighbor's needs and teach them the value and power of solidarity and reciprocal support.

To make a missionary spirit germinate in children that will accompany them throughout their lives, whether God will guide them to a lay or a religious life, and make them valid and responsible members of society.What exactly do the missionary children and adolescents do to contribute to the salvation of their peers? Prayer: The children of the Missionary Childhood pray every day for the other children and for the spread of the Gospel message.

The Collection: This is the...



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