Doing The Big Lent Walk

This year, we invited schools to take on a challenge like no other – CAFOD’s Big Lent Walk, and we were immediately bowled over by the number of schools that signed up and pledged to support their global family.

As we enter a new academic year, we reflect on the success of CAFOD’s Big Lent Walk and how children and young people came together to raise money and tackle poverty in communities around the world.

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CAFOD in your classrooms

Looking for that perfect activity to motivate children and young people? Do you know there’s a huge range of professionally-researched and thoughtfully-put together material available from our CAFOD Education team?

Whether you are teaching, fundraising, campaigning or praying; with primary, secondary or beyond; whether you need a colourful, dynamic, thought-provoking or contemplative activity or resource, CAFOD can help you inspire students on their faith journey. 

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How schools can support CAFOD’s World Food Crisis Appeal this Harvest

This Harvest, schools can help people like Talaso in Kenya and other families struggling to survive the world food crisis.

At CAFOD, we are always bowled over by the generosity of Catholic schools when an emergency strikes anywhere in the world. From a typhoon in the Philippines to refugee crises caused by conflict in Syria, South Sudan or more recently in Ukraine, schools are quick to respond.

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Thanking schools for supporting CAFOD this year

Children walking against hunger with CAFOD
Children in the CAFOD Club at St Chad’s Primary school in Corydon have been walking Against Hunger.

As we head into a new academic year, we find ourselves reflecting and as always, are immensely proud of the efforts of children and young people in Catholic schools across England and Wales, in supporting our work. Together you prayed, campaigned and fundraised with CAFOD.

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Transform lives this Harvest

With children and young people now back at school and settling into a new normal, Julia Corcoran – Leadership Development Coordinator at CAFOD – discusses our third national assembly on 8 October, and how small actions can transform the lives of millions of people this Harvest.

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Learning in lockdown

As children and young people prepare to go back to school, Sinead Callaghan, CAFOD’s Young Leadership Coordinator, and Susan Kambalu, CAFOD’s Secondary Inset Coordinator, take a moment to reflect on what the coronavirus pandemic has taught us about education and what we can look forward to this year.

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Back to school? Yes please!

Over the years she has worked at CAFOD, Harriet Paterson has written everything from our factsheets to our prayer tweets. Here she gives us a mum’s eye view of lockdown and distance learning with a Year 6 boy.

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How to be a sign of hope this summer

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that summer plans have had to change as many events have been cancelled. When you are unable to act as planned, it’s easy to feel like your chance to make a difference has gone. Julia Corcoran, Leadership Development Coordinator at CAFOD, reminds us that there are still many ways we can make a difference this summer.

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World Gifts: give the gift of love

As we get swept up in all the manic preparations this festive season, it is important to remember the true meaning of Advent and Christmas. Sinead Callaghan, Young Leadership Coordinator at CAFOD, believes it is an opportunity to spread love and give to those in need. Continue reading “World Gifts: give the gift of love”