ETHIOPIA: Catholic Mission Launches Campaign to Support Communities in Country

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By Arnold Neliba

ADDIS ABABA, SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 (CISA)-The Catholic Mission, the Australian agency of the Pontifical Mission Societies has launched its World Mission Month Campaign aimed at building brighter futures for communities in Ethiopia.

The campaign launched on September 1 is toward the realization of the October celebrations of World Mission Month, dedicated to the life-giving work of missionaries around the world.

“This year, Catholic Mission walks hand-in-hand with the Church of Ethiopia and the local communities towards providing life-changing opportunities to those in need,” reads the September 1 statement by the Catholic Mission.

The organization terms the support as an answer to the “call of Christ to be missionaries and together build brighter futures. Working at grass-roots level and closely collaborating with the local communities, we aim to find sustainable solutions which will bring hope to those in most need.”

“Catholic Mission is currently supporting a range of mission development programs in Ethiopia addressing malnutrition, the lack of access to education for young children, and the vulnerable position of women in society,” the statement further reads.

Some of the strategies put in place by the organization in fighting malnutrition is by building a goat rearing centre in the rural region of Emdibir, which has 70 percent of the families struggling to feed their families.

In its pursuit of helping children access education, Sr Carmen Sammut SJA in Addis Ababa created a scholarship program to offer children from families facing financial hardship placement at school towards the continuation of education.

“We are also supporting women in the town of Meki to learn skills and gain financial independence by providing access to vocational training, which can help them secure employment or start their own businesses. This critical mission work is carried out by Maria, a lay missionary who dedicates her life to creating brighter futures for women in vulnerable situations,” advanced the Catholic Mission.

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