In developing our global outreach, St Mary’s is actively working with Fr Donall O’Cathain SMA to support the development of education in Africa.
As a Rights Respecting School, St. Mary’s is keen to improve the life opportunities of children in developing countries by supporting quality education. On Friday, before travelling back to Africa, Fr Donall visited St Mary’s to attend a special assembly where he spoke to the school community of the progress made in developing education in Africa. He praised the work of the students through their fund raising activities and curriculum links. To date St Mary’s has raised £35,000 to support Fr Donall in his school building programme.
Fr Donall presented St Mary's with a magnificent crib which was created and assembled by his mother. Many thanks to Fr Donall for such a beautiful gift.
United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child
By supporting the work of Fr Donall, St Mary's pupils are helping to ensure that the Kamberi children have access to the following rights within the convention
Article 19: Children should be protected
Article 28: Children have a right to education
Article 31: Children have a right to relax and play
Article 24: Children have the right to good health care, clean water and food