Catholic Mission’s 2018 World Mission Month Appeal is inspired by Pope Francis’ annual World Mission message, which urges each one us to remember we are a mission on this Earth.
In this Year of Youth he urges young people to lead the way in bringing the Gospel to all. Catholic schools across Australia are invited to partake in World Mission Month celebrations with Catholic Mission by supporting Myanmar to ‘heal a nation through education’.
This year we take a 360 view of life in Myanmar. We visit St John’s school in Hakha diocese to see how the Church is actively engaged in providing high quality education that engages the students deeply in their learning.
We also look at the innovative teacher training institute in Yangon, the Pyinya Sanyae Institute of Education (PSIE) which produces the teachers who lead schools like St John’s. The institute aims to enhance educational opportunities in a country where conflict and unrest has limited such opportunities for decades. The teachers from this institute will help to improve the quality of education available in Myanmar by building the capacity of teachers. To read more click here
These teachers supported by the Church will reach the poorest children offering them an opportunity to complete their education and in many cases assist with vocational skills training at centres such as the Entrepreneurship Skills Training Centre for Girls. To read more click here
Fundraising is an excellent way for students to reach out to children who are vulnerable in Myanmar, and all around the world. Be the ‘mission on earth’ that Pope Francis is urging us all to be, let’s take up the challenge this World Mission Month.