‘The children are excited about what we can do to improve the lives of other children around the world. Resources that I have found already are excellent.’ Class teacher, Birmingham Archdiocese.
Mission Together does a great deal of humanitarian work but our purpose is more than humanitarian aid or development. It is missionary; supporting the spiritual as well as physical well-being of children. Overseas we are often known by our original name Holy Childhood.
Each year Mission Together highlights one of our many projects supporting children across the world. This year’s Together in South Africa campaign, focuses on Johannes, a resident at St John’s Care Centre, a home supporting children affected by HIV.
With the help of children fundraising in England and Wales, Mission Together is able to support projects like schools, orphanages, street shelters, clinics and feeding programmes run by the Catholic Church in 159 countries. That’s over 1,000 mission dioceses worldwide!
Using the Church’s network makes Mission Together effective, far-reaching and secure. Aid is given where it is needed most and local needs are decided on a local level. With Mission Together’s support, local communities overseas take ownership of their project and ultimately become self-sustaining.
Being universal in character, Mission Together projects tend to the needs of all, regardless of background or beliefs; exemplifying the all-embracing nature of the Catholic Church.
Find out about previous Together in… projects, these include a school for refugee children in Jordan, a health clinic in Malawi, a feeding programme in the Phillipines, a school for the visually impaired in India and an education centre in Cambodia.