Our Gospel mission to the poor mirrors the Church’s love and concern for the world.
In India, migration is a common practice, particularly for boys ages 8-14, due to limited income opportunities and access to quality education.
CRS and our Catholic partners lead the way with preschool education that benefits children and gives working parents peace of mind.
Positive parenting programs are helping caregivers communicate better with their children. Maisaka and her granddaughter, Mpolokeng, are sharing their story.
In a context of chronic poverty or illness, where resources are always in short supply, learning new skills for communicating with children may not seem like the top priority. But caregivers have found social support, communication and positive parenting can safeguard children for a brighter future.
Improving parenting skills of caregivers affected by HIV is having lifelong effects for the caregivers and their children. Even in contexts of chronic need, caregivers are testifying to the value of positive parenting in bringing harmony and health to their families.
Through an annual summer camp run out of their center in Lebanon’s remote Bekaa Valley, the Congregation of our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd Sisters succeeds at providing Syrian refugee children with a safe space for them to play, learn, and heal.
Ashaa’s frail frame and weary gaze suggest someone who is accustomed to hardship. She lives in a small apartment in the town of Zarqa in Jordan, with her husband, who is sick, and five children. The family fled their native Syria, and now relies mostly on aid to survive.
But something changes in Ashaa’s demeanor when she starts talking about the educational support her family receives through Caritas Jordan with Catholic Relief Services and other partners. She comes to life.
Today in Burkina Faso, more than 29% of children under age 5 have suffered from a form of malnutrition called stunting. Because they didn’t get enough nutritious foods in the womb and through their first 2 years of life, they are more prone to disease, poor school performance and difficulty when they enter the world of work.