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Coronavirus awareness raising in South Sudan

“I thank God for giving me this opportunity to participate in this fight against COVID 19 pandemic through raising awareness via radio stations here in Juba”  Dr Thomas, South Sudan   Our Messages of hope World Gift focuses on information sharing via the use of a loudspeaker, but that’s not the only way that CAFOD helps our local experts to keep everyone informed. Local radio shows are a common way of sharing accurate information about critical situations such as staying safe from Covid-19 or Ebola. They allow a platform for local, trusted members of a community to voice the facts, dispel myths around a situation and help everyone to have an equal chance at survival.  In Juba, South Sudan, use of local radio shows to spread awareness on...

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Charity gifts for teachers

For most people, the school term has been a bit of an abstract concept considering how many kids haven't been able to go to school. We know that schools have adapted in different ways, but for many teachers, a closed school has meant even more work than normal! Whether you get to see your teacher in person to say thank you for all their work over the last few months, or if you just want to send a quick e-card to show you know how hard they've worked despite not being able to see them - World Gifts has some great options. Gifts for primary school teachers Teach someone to read is the obvious choice! It's £10, and is particularly suitable...

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New World Gifts for 2019!

Yes, it's that time of year again, when the new World Gifts come out! We have added seven wonderful new gifts to the range, keep reading to find out more: Super solar street light £335 Perfect to work towards as a group, with your parish or school, this gift helps to shine a light in dark places, with solar powered street lights being added to refugee camps. Water on wheels £60 For kids both big and small, a bike for a water pump mechanic is a great way to celebrate someone's love of their bike. Without a bike, a mechanic can walk for hours just to reach a water pump or borehole to check if needs any maintenance. The longer...

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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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