Our Together in South Africa campaign focuses on Johannes, an eleven-year-old resident at St John’s Care Centre. Established in 1998 by a group of Franciscan Missionary Sisters, St John’s initially cared for adults infected by HIV-AIDS. Over time, focus shifted to the care of children orphaned by the virus and/or living with HIV themselves.
The Sisters provide the children with pastoral care and create a stable and loving home environment. The children learn that they are important members of God’s family with responsibility to love themselves, other people, and all God’s creation.
The children’s families are unable to contribute financially towards supporting the children so the Sisters rely on Mission Together to help provide residents like Johannes with the care, knowledge, and faith required to build a secure, happy and healthy future.
- Can your pupils say the Mission Together Prayer for children like Johannes each day this term?
- Can your class raise enough to help keep the children at St John’s Care Centre healthy and safe?
Your pupils can find out more about Johannes’ story, explore a map of South Africa, complete fun quizzes in our children’s newsletter by downloading the resources below.