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Teach someone to read on World Book Day

It's World Book day this week and we'd like to share Melissa's story with you. She was taught to read thanks to one of our bestselling World Gifts. Teach someone to read Melissa's story  Change a life, teach someone to read. Melissa lived on the streets of Mabanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where she had to beg to survive.   When we met her, she told us that she had to drop out of school as she   couldn't pay the fees. Melissa joined a CAFOD-funded school and learned to read and write. She has now completed primary and   secondary school and  has spoken on TV and radio to encourage girls to go to school, and to highlight the   challenge...

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Wonderful World Gifts Support from Schools

Take a look at the weird and wonderful ways that schools have been fundraising for World Gifts. Inspired? Take a look at our A-Z of fundraising ideas over on the CAFOD website and browse our favourite World Gifts for group fundraising. Remember, World Gifts are for life, not just for Christmas, so you can fundraise towards a Marvellous moo cow, Save the rainforest or fund a Health clinic throughout 2019! Our Lady of Lourdes in Southport raised £345 doing a Christmas jumper day! Gifts they were considering included a cow, a pig or a school starter kit - maybe even all three.   St Bonifaces College in Plymouth raised money to buy a Goat that Gives. We're not 100% sure if this is a real goat or a cunning...

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Emergency World Gifts

When disaster strikes, we are there ready to respond and provide the life-saving difference to families and communities. War and conflict in places like Yemen and Syria have left millions of people in desperate need of support. Many families don’t know when their next meal will be, have no home for shelter or access to clean water and their communities are often rife with disease. If you want to make a difference to people in conflict and emergency situations like Yemen and Syria this Christmas, buy CAFOD’s Emergency World Gifts and help provide families and communities the life line they need. Help a refugee child - £46 Help a refugee child by providing emotional and educational support. Many children have had...

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World Gifts – Julie Etchingham

ITV News at Ten presenter and reporter Julie Etchingham, who is a CAFOD ambassador, recently visited Lebanon and saw some of our work in action. She visited a school in Mount Lebanon where CAFOD partners have helped get Syrian refugee children into school and pay for their transport to and from school, their uniforms and stationery. As Julie emphasises in the video below, this really does provide children who have been through so much with “the best start” in life. Julie suggests buying a School starter pack, but there are lots of gifts to choose from, including Help a refugee child which will mean we can change the lives of those who have been forced to leave their homes.  ...

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Charity Gifts of education and skills training

World Gifts from our Education and Skills Training Fund will give people of all ages the chance to learn, fulfill their potential and work towards a brighter, more secure future. Sport, especially football, is a fantastic way to bring children together. In Peixinhos, Brazil, domestic and gang violence are common and often caused by drugs, unemployment and lack of access to quality education. One of CAFOD's partners in Brazil is using football to break this cycle of violence, drugs and unemployment which are ever present in the lives of many families in the community.Football workshops allow children and young people to build trust, team work, ambition and a good work ethic through physical exercise. Many are from rival gangs so...

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