Welcome to Catholic Mission's World Mission Month Schools Resources for 2020.
This year we invite you to explore The Apostolic Prefecture of Battambang, in Northwest Cambodia, who have been assisting people with disabilities for over 20 years. Bishop Enrique “Kike” Figaredo founded initiatives like the Arrupe Centre in 2001 to specifically help children with disabilities to access education, healthcare, and employment opportunities. As you will learn, at the Arrupe Centre children, like Dara, who have been injured due to the presence of landmines, are able to access education.
This year in his World Mission Day Message 2020 Pope Francis urges us to continue Jesus’ mission:
“…. the mission of Jesus in history …. sends us everywhere so that, through our witness of faith and the proclamation of the Gospel, God may continue to manifest God’s love and in this way touch and transform hearts, minds, bodies, societies and cultures in every place and time.”
Building on the success of last year’s exciting 360o VR experiences we are delighted to invite you, through the power of 360o VR, to witness first-hand what life is like for children and families in Cambodia.
Anti-Poverty Week supports the Australian community to have an increased understanding of poverty and to take action collectively to end it.
Anti-Poverty Week is held annually in the week around the 17th of October, the United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year, Anti-Poverty Week will be held from the 11th to the 17th of October.
With more than 700 million people, or 10 per cent of the world population, still living in extreme poverty today and struggling to fulfil the most basic needs like health, education, and access to water and sanitation, eradicating poverty for all people everywhere is the No. 1 Goal of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
You can find out more about Anti-Poverty Week and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 1 here.