Communities set their own priorities to improve their lives with support from CRS and USAID.
A CRS program helps teen refugees gain study and life skills while they complete their schooling.
CRS renovated a school destroyed by militants who drove off residents and disrupted lives.
CRS is making school more accessible in rural Afghanistan, helping girls who would otherwise stay home and miss out on an education.
CRS-supported schools make education possible, especially for girls, in regions where a long walk to school is arduous and fraught with dangers.
Families who received shelter and food point to schooling as their children’s path to a better future.
Around the world, young people are standing in solidarity for what they believe in—justice, peace, unity, safety and opportunity. Pope Francis invites us to recognize the joyful power of young people and to support our youth to become the force for positive change in our world.
We’ve been involved in school feeding programs since 1958. We not only know that kids show up more regularly when they get a meal, but also that well-fed students are better students.
Follow along for a day with Zeineba Wado Markato, an Ethiopian 7th grader. Catholic Relief Services is working with the Church and local partners to provide girls like Zeineba opportunities to break through barriers and reach their full potential.