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World-wide it is estimated that women and girls spend 140 million hours a day collecting water. For girls like Guti, that can mean walking several hours to and from a water point when they could be going to school, studying or playing with friends. Lack of access to water at home and at school, prevents girls from gaining the education that can change their own lives and the lives of their families. This year, Pope Francis has called for a Year of Mercy, where we reflect on the place of God’s action in our lives. We are particularly asked to listen and respond to situations where people are deprived of their property, their dignity, their feelings and even their lives.
Can fundraising in OLSJ make a difference? Of course! Anything you’re able to raise will make a real difference, supporting to help communities gain access to clean water and sanitation, so that girls like Guti can attend school and build a better future.
We were extremely lucky to have Martin from CAFOD come to school today and host our assembly. We learned a huge amount of ways that we can look after our plant Earth and others in our world.
- We can be careful about how we use water
- We can learn about people in different parts of the world
- We can recycle things and generate compost from waste
- We can talk to people about loving our planet and sharing the things we have
- We can ask our parents to buy Fair Trade products in the shops,
- We can help collect money for Cafod
- We can pray