CAFOD Westminster’s energetic team of schools volunteers are preparing to visit schools throughout North London and Hertfordshire as Harvest Fast Day approaches!
This harvest, CAFOD are continuing to focus on food, working to bring about a fair share for everyone. Volunteers will lead assemblies in schools accross the diocese exploring the injustice of the fact that one in eight people in our world go hungry everyday, and to show how CAFOD is working together with families around the world to support them in producing and selling their own food.
This year’s assemblies will focus on CAFOD’s work in Latin America helping people such as 10-year-old Meyling and her grandmother, Marta, from Guatemala. Marta suffers from arthritis and, like many in the region, the family often struggle to afford enough food. CAFOD and its partners have been working to provide beehives and training in beekeeping to women in the region, so now Marta helps look after bees with other local families. As well as gaining an additional source of food and income from the honey, there is an unexpected benefit – bee stings are excellent for Marta’s arthritis!
This is a fantastic opportunity for children and young people to learn why supporting CAFOD’s work helping people in need around the world is so important. All CAFOD speakers are fully trained and CRB cleared and will be happy to lead both primary and secondary school assemblies, as well as classroom based activities and workshops. Visits can also be arranged outside of school hours and for parish and confirmations groups. If you are interested in arranging a visit in your school or would like to find out more, please contact CAFOD Westminster on 0208 449 6970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.