Young people from eight Catholic schools across the Hexham and Newcastle diocese joined together for a Young Leaders event run by CAFOD aimed at improving leadership skills and teamwork.
The day of celebration, held on Tuesday July 4, was the third and final time the secondary school pupils met with CAFOD this year.
Pupils from Saint Benet Biscop in Bedlington, Saint Anthony’s in Sunderland, Saint Joseph’s in Hebburn, Saint Leonard’s in Durham, Saint Robert’s in Washington, Saint Mary’s in Newcastle, Saint Mary’s in Gateshead and Saint John’s in Bishop Auckland were all present.
Three CAFOD overseas visitors are coming to the Hexham and Newcastle diocese to share the vital work they do in some of the world’s poorest countries.
All are welcome to hear Moise Liboto Makuta, Winston Berrios and Kelechi Emeh speak of their experiences in Niger, Nicaragua and Nigeria respectively.
The evening begins at 6.30pm at St Hilda’s Diocesan Resource Centre in Newcastle and will finish around 8pm.
The trio will then head to St Peter’s Catholic College in Middlesbrough on Friday to share stories of their time with CAFOD with pupils and staff.