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A New Generation of Educated Girls in South Sudan

There is no history of secondary education for girls in South Sudan. In South Sudan culture girls are marginalised. According to local culture they are the property of their extended families. Educating a girl is not valued. These cultural...

Lessons in the Brickfields

In India, there are over a thousand brickfields with more than 150,000 workers including men, women and children labourers. Whole families are uprooted as they travel to the brickfields to earn a living taking their children from school or...

Project management in Nigeria and Kenya

We want the best and most sustainable change to be brought to the lives of the communities with whom our members work. To this end, we encourage and support the sharing of experience and learning. In 2018, the Franciscan...

Humanitarian Response in 2018

Humanitarian crises across the globe are now affecting more people and are lasting longer than in previous years. In 2018, we funded 34 emergency projects (eight more than 2017) to a total value of €505,366 (up from €365,967 in...

Hydroponics on the hillsides in Peru

In the barrio of San Juan de Lurigancho on the outskirts of the Peruvian capital, Lima, migrants from rural areas of the country live in houses that cling to the steep hillsides, constantly threatened by landslides. The area is...

Living positively in Tanzania

During the last three decades a significant degree of progress has been made globally in the fight against HIV and AIDS, with an estimated three out of four people who are living with HIV now knowing their status. From...

Learning to walk in Lesotho

For children with disabilities, early intervention can make an enormous difference in their lives. In the town of Maputsoe in northern Lesotho, and in 21 surrounding villages, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate are working to change attitudes to disability...