Misean Cara

Budget 2021 submission sets out Misean Cara’s key asks of Government

With Ireland approaching an extremely important Budget 2021 announcement by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe on 13 October, Misean Cara made its budget submission to Government in late August – following up on, and coherent with, the Irish development NGO submission by Dóchas. Misean Cara emphasised that in the current context for sustainable development, with …

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Looking back over the High Level Political Forum 2020

Thomas Pallithanam, Salesian Representative to the UN, looks back over the Forum which was held online for the first time this year. The High Level Political Forum 2020, the 8th to be held since the Forum’s inception in 2013 under the auspices of the UN ECOSOC ended on 17th July, with closing remarks by H.E. Ms Mona …

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Misean Cara welcomes focus on educational inclusion in Global Education Monitoring Report 2020

The report notes challenges around varying understandings of inclusion, difficulties with teacher training and support, inappropriate infrastructure and the persistence of parallel systems and special schools. Every year the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report assesses progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 on inclusive and equitable quality education and this year it is drawing special attention to challenges …

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Franciscans defend migrants’ rights at Human Rights Council

In Central America, migrants and their defenders – those who provide food, shelter, medical or legal services – are facing an increasingly hostile environment. This was the message from Misean Cara’s project partner Franciscans International who addressed the Human Rights Council in Geneva this week. Br Fray Armando González OFM from the Franciscans’ Justice and …

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Pope Francis highlights solidarity with IDPs amid pandemic

“When we talk about migrants and displaced persons, all too often we stop at statistics,” said Pope Francis in his 2020 Message for World Refugee Day on 20 June, inviting all people of faith and goodwill to get to know migrants and refugees, as well as those who have been forced from their homes but …

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Launch of Misean Cara Annual Report 2019

Misean Cara’s Annual Report was presented to members at the AGM on 24th June, 2020. The Report provides an overview of how Misean Cara supported over 350 projects worth over €15.2 million last year. Misean Cara’s member organisations live and work with communities across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, delivering …

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Ursuline Sisters leveraging the power of innovation in Nairobi, Kenya

What’s the best way to provide water and soap for hand-washing, while protecting users from transmission through contact with taps? This was a question that the Ursuline Congregation in Nairobi were tackling as COVID-19 precautions came in across Kenya. The Sisters had embarked on soap-making for distribution to those in need. But they wanted to …

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Mission COVID-19 – Misean Cara response to the pandemic

COVID-19 is truly a global pandemic; it’s unlikely that any community will escape its impact. But communities in the Global South will feel its brunt more severely – the lockdown is already causing hunger and hardship across Kenya, Nigeria and India. From Thailand to Columbia, Lesotho to Nepal, Misean Cara is supporting its members to respond …

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We Are Open During the Covid-19 Crisis

Misean Cara is open and continuing to operate throughout these uncertain times around Covid-19 [Coronavirus]. The Misean Cara team in Dublin will continue to be available to provide support and the usual services to our members and other stakeholders. Our mentors continue their great work across Africa and Latin America. We will be playing our …

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15 Years : 15 Stories ‘Transforming Lives. Sr. Louis-Marie’s Missionary Approach’

As part of Misean Cara’s ’15 Years : 15 Stories’ media project, this video showcases the transformative power of the Missionary Approach to Development and highlights one Irish missionary Sr. Louis-Marie O’Connor from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny. Now in her 90s, Sr. Louis-Marie dedicated her life to the missions by working in …

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