Paula from Catholic Aid for Overseas Development (CAFOD) led an assembly at the School today. She told us about their campaign to ‘Dig Deep’ - not just in our pockets but into our hearts and faith to help our brothers and sisters throughout the world, as 1 in 8 children in the world go to bed hungry (not as we understand hunger - but starving).
One of the ways CAFOD helps is by showing families how to become self-sufficient and feed their families. Morlai, an 8 yr old from
is being helped because his family are shown how to grow
rice - as the swamp land where they live provides perfect conditions for this crop. This will sustain and feed the family
throughout the year - more valuable to them than diamonds! Finding diamonds is difficult and takes a long
time also, money gained from selling it might pay for uniform and cover small expenses - but it will not feed Morlai's family for a year. Sierra Leone
Paula ended the assembly with a prayer - Lord we ask you to help us dig deep into our hearts. Help us to find our treasures of generosity, kindness and love. Show us how to use these treasures to help children like Morlai. Amen.
Thank you to Paula for coming to our School and teaching us about the valuable and essential work that CAFOD does around the world to help families and children less fortunate than ourselves.