APOSTOLIC VICARIATE OF NEPAL
Education support for children of backward communities

Education support for children of backward communities Don Bosco School (Nilgiri), BIRATNAGAR
 
Expenses of partial tuition fee. Beneficiaries are the most needy children from the socially and economically backward communities who will otherwise be deprived of quality education. 
 
These children need special classes to cope with other children.
 
The project will also provide access to the families of the children and favour the evangelization.
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.


Sources: Web Site
COLOMBIA
Apostolic Vicariate of Inírida
Diocesan Project for Early Childhood feeding
 
Purchase of food for children under 5 years, running of common canteens for 8 months per year (5 days a week).
 
These canteens are "providential" and necessary especially in the remote areas of our Vicariate where the children suffer for shortage of food due to poverty.
 
More than 200 children of preschool age are assisted.
ETHIOPIA
Catholic Eparchy of Emdimbir
Construction of  Tukul/Gojobet in Gubrye Catholic Eparchy of Emdibir Ethiopia
 
We use the tokul/gojobet for catechism classes, literacy classes and for the non formal education program that promotes a human dignity for children and teen-agers.
 
During the meetings we collect a contribution from children in order to help other children with no possibility for the school and bringing food for poor families.
 
With these activities we lead children and teen-agers, to a better Christian and missionary life.
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.

Would you like to know more?

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?

IF YOU TOO WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING, DISCOVER HOW BY CONTACTING THE NATIONAL DIRECTION IN YOUR COUNTRY 

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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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