Three overseas visitors came to Newcastle to share information about the vital work they carry out in some of the world’s poorest countries, that your generous donations have helped to fund.
Moise, Kelechi and Winston talking to CAFOD supporters
Moise Liboto Makuta, Kelechi Emeh and Winston Berrios spoke of their experiences in Niger, Nigeria and Nicaragua respectively.
The trio all work as Overseas Programme Officers for CAFOD.
Niger suffers from regular droughts and suffered a severe food crisis in 2012 which affected five million people.
In Nigeria, work focuses on peace building and humanitarian assistance, among other areas. In Nicaragua, work includes improving housing, water, nutrition and education.
St John’s Youth Council in Annitsford raised an incredible £1025 for CAFOD when they held a garden party recently.
St John’s Youth Council in Annitsford held a garden party
It is not the first time St John’s have been able to offer a large donation. Earlier this year they were able to raise almost £3,000 for the East Africa Crisis Appeal in just two weeks.
CAFOD supporter Jerry Laidler, from St John’s Youth Council, said: “A special thanks to all who supported the garden party fun day and made it a great success.
“It was fantastic to see the grounds full of lovely families enjoying themselves, building communities and making happy memories.”
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