A few days ago our Bishop Josè Luis Ponce de Leon, supported by Caritas staff, met those asking for financial support to pay their school fees.
A lot of people came. Last year we had 202 requests, but this year we had 621: the number has increased significantly in a year.
Behind all those requests there are different stories: orphans leaving with their grandparents, parents alive but left their families, child headed families, unemployed or under-employed, lost everything due to the lack of rains…”so much suffering” as the Bishop said.
Grateful to all those who dedicated time for this meeting and to all those in Swaziland and abroad “help us helping others”…
Below a detailed report about this meeting…from the Bishop’s blog! Read more
From the Directors Desk 2015 – Caritas Swaziland.
The Encyclical Populorum Progressio – On the Development of Peoples, issued in March 1967 by Pope Paul VI, clearly states that a well-rounded development of every man and of every woman must be realized within the development of humanity as a whole.
At Caritas Swaziland, our work among the poorest in Swaziland derives inspiration from the above statement. This is the driving principle in our efforts which has been recognized for its effectiveness, and which continues to be crucially relevant in our times. Read more
Today marks the 27th Anniversary of International World AIDS Day, a day when countries the World over stand together in solidarity, and reflect on the progress made in the fight against HIV and its impact on individuals, families and communities. It also is time to honor and commemorate those who lost their lives and have succumbed to HIV and its related complications. Read more
Yesterday all over the world we celebrated the Universal Children’s Day. We want to share with you all a recent work about child protection, conducted by Caritas Swaziland in collaboration with Caritas Internationalis .
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Rights of the Child protected by Caritas in Swaziland